Jon Ashton Player Profile
Debut: Woking (H, 1-0), 24/02/2009
Boro’ boss Graham Westley was quick to snap up Jon Ashton when the highly-rated defender became available in early 2009. Earning his stripes with Rushden and Grays Athletic, Ashton was the ideal replacement for the outgoing Luke Oliver. While there wasn’t a rush to force him into the backline, it was clear he had come to add steel to our defence.
Solid at the back, Ashton built on a steady start to his Boro’ career and formed strong bonds with his fellow defenders as Boro’ pushed ahead pf the pack during the 2009-10 campaign. A strong and robust tackler of the ball, the man mountain has dealt with some of the Blue Square Premier’s trickiest frontmen. With the benefit of a clean start at the beginning of the season, it was a task he easily met.
Moving into the Football League failed to faze Ashton, who continued his consistent form through the 2010/1 campaign in a manner that saw him secure Player of the Season and Players’ Player of the Season. He also caught the attention of Four Four Two magazine; proof that he had established himself as a key man at The Lamex.
In 2018, Ashton returned to Boro’ as fitness coach under Dino Maamria’s management.
Stats do not include expunged Chester City fixtures in 2009/10.