Throughout the month of October and in partnership with MFC Foundation, the club is playing a part in delivering an education programme to local youngsters.

Club captain Britt Assombalonga has already chatted with children from Green Lane Primary School in Acklam and Marcus Tavernier spoke with youngsters from the Freeborough Academy in Brotton.

This week, it was the turn of pupils from the Abbey Hill Academy in Stockton to chat with striker Ashley.