Double defensive boost for St Neots as they snap up Taylor Parr and Ieuan Lewis

Taylor Parr has joined St Neots Town from Godmanchester Rovers. Picture: HELEN DRAKE

Taylor Parr has joined St Neots Town from Godmanchester Rovers. Picture: HELEN DRAKE - Credit: Archant

Joint manager Andy Davies insists the capture of highly-rated defender Taylor Parr has completed the St Neots Town squad.

Parr steps up two levels to play in the Southern League Premier Division after impressing for local Step 5 side Godmanchester Rovers in the past couple of seasons.

The 22 year-old can operate in a host of positions, but he has been earmarked for a central defensive role by Davies and fellow Saints chief Robbie O’Keefe.

Davies said: “I’m really pleased to have captured Taylor as he had a few offers from other clubs.

“I see him playing alongside Tom Ward in central defence and it has the makings of a very good partnership as both men are natural leaders.

“I have no doubt that Taylor will take the step up our level in his stride, and he will also develop over the course of this season and beyond under the management of myself and Robbie.

“The signing of Taylor completes our summer business and I believe we have a squad to compete in the Premier Division.”

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Parr’s arrival follows on swiftly from that of fellow defender Ieuan Lewis.

Davies believes the former Cambridge City man is the perfect solution for one of the club’s problem positions.

The right-back impressed when playing against Saints in a Southern League Premier Division fixture last season for his previous club.

Davies added: “Ieuan caught my eye when Cambridge City played at our place towards the end of last season.

“We knew he was going to be available this summer and we are delighted to have persuaded him to join St Neots Town.

“Both full-back positions were a problem for us as we had a right-back filling in at left-back most of the time, and we were having to shift a centre-back out to play at right-back.

“But we’ve now got specialist players with Jonny Hall on the left and Ieuan on the right.

“That will give us much better balance as a team.”

Lewis has been playing at Step 3 level for seven seasons.