A NAVY serviceman from Runcorn has proudly decorated his cabin in yellow and green to leave his colleagues in no doubt as to which football club he supports.

Avid Runcorn Linnets fan Mark Doughty, 28, is currently on his latest tour of duty in the Royal Navy as a Weapons Engineer on board the HMS Duncan.

And to make the ship feel more like home, Mark appealed to the club to send over some Linnets merchandise.

“Myself and the other members on board are emailing the clubs we follow in an attempt to get some merchandise to improve our home from home over the coming months,” Mark wrote to the club.

“Anything would be really appreciated as many members follow various football clubs.”

Dave Bettley, Tryst secretary at Linnets, said: “We were only too pleased to send Mark a package of club merchandise to remind him of The Millbank while he is away.

“Mark was quick to thank the club and made further contact from on board ship while preparing to leave on its latest deployment.”

Mark added: “I support the club as much as I can when I’m home and my best memory would be gaining promotion last season.

“I can’t really talk much about the deployment but we will be in the Mediterranean. and I have been in the Navy now for six and a half years.

“I’m an Evertonian/Linnet, a couple of the lads are from Widnes or Liverpool, one even follows Witton Albion too.”