MARTIN RAY, last season's Reserve Team manager has been given the task of lifting the Huntingdon Town FC off the bottom of the UCL first division. Little more than a week after the departure of Darren Young the committee has announced that Ray will be in the hot seat at Jubilee Park. After a successful season last year when he guided the reserves to the league championship and County Cup victory he stepped down to carry on his playing career. With a stack of experience behind him which includes over 300 appearances in the UCL and Ridgeon's and first team captain two years ago chairman Hans Reif said: "We feel Martin is the person to get the club moving in the right direction and we are sure he will be able to attract the best of the local talent to play for Huntingdon. Ray inherits a team that seem short of confidence and languishing at the bottom of a division that they looked like winning just four months ago. They have already lost four of their five league matches this season and with the Reserves fairing little better he is aware of the task ahead. Huntingdon face a trip to AFC Kempston on Saturday with the knowledge that the Bedfordshire side are doing little better than Town with only one win to their name to date. Ray said; "We need to regroup and start the process of moving the club up the table, it won't happen overnight but Saturday's game has to be the start" The club have lost some players following Youngs' departure but Ray will be looking to strengthen the squad in the next few weeks to ensure Towns survival in the First Division.