Jon Ashton joined Stevenage Football Club from Grays Athletic in January 2009.
Ashton was an integral cog in the defence at Stevenage that had held firm throughout the divisions. After the 2010/11 season he was voted both 'Player of the Year' and 'Supporters Association Player of the Year', as Boro were promoted out of League Two with the best defensive record in the league.
He took that form into League One and in the first season with the club helped them to a Play Off place where an eventual one-goal loss to Sheffield United ended dreams of a third successive promotion. Boro were again solid in defence and with Ashton in the center they conceded the second fewest goals in the division, only behind runaway Champions Charlton Athletic.
He learnt his football at Leicester City from the age of nine. The centre-back has loan spells at Notts County and Oxford United and was so impressive in his first seven games for The Yellows, that the club moved quickly to make the deal permanent at the end of his initial month. The young defender made over 100 appearances during three seasons at the Kassam Stadium. Ashton signed for Rushden in the summer of 2006, first playing for Paul Hart, then Graham Westley at Nene Park. At the end of the 2007 season he joined Grays Athletic, gaining England National XI honours while at The Rec.