Former Blues duo reunited

Former Stevenage Boro and Arlesey Town man Scott Houghton has got his first managerial appointment. The ex-Spurs and Luton player has taken over as first team manager at UCL Premier Division St Neots, with Jon Taylor taking on a director of football role.

Former Stevenage Boro and Arlesey Town man Scott Houghton has got his first managerial appointment.

The ex-Spurs and Luton player has taken over as first team manager at UCL Premier Division St Neots, with Jon Taylor taking on a director of football role.

Taylor left Arlesey earlier this season and said he was taking a break from football.

Ivan Finch has been named as assistant to Houghton.


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St Neots chairman Bob Bridges said: "Jon Taylor has a vast wealth of experience of non-league football and we feel the combination of Jon and Scott Houghton will be a positive one."

The 35-year-old Houghton previously acted as number two at St Neots and Arlesey.

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Houghton, a serving policeman based at Peterborough, said: "The club has a lot of ambition and I am looking forward to working with Jon to keep the club in the UCL Premier Division this season and work from there."

Taylor, who managed Saints from 2003-5, added: "Scott and myself have worked together for a few years now and we each know how the other works."

Former Stotfold keeper Steve Young was axed as caretaker manager and admitted he had been left shocked by the decision.

The 42-year-old was appointed caretaker manager in September after the departure of player-manager Steve Kuhne.

Young said: "Many of the players are extremely upset at the way I have been treated and I know a number of them will not be playing for the club again."

Assistant manager Scott Grant was also relieved of his duties.

The former Arlesey Town pair of Craig Mackail-Smith and Shane Blackett have finally joined George Boyd at League Two Peterborough United - or have they?

Blackett joined up with his new team-mates at London Road on Monday after leaving Dagenham and Redbridge.

But Mackail-Smith has refused to move to the League Two side and his future is uncertain.

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