The St Ives Town chief has appointed Craig Adams as his new assistant manager. The 44 year-old arrives after spending the last two seasons as number two at Southern League Premier Division rivals Biggleswade Town. Adams has previously managed lower-level sides Wellingborough Town and Bedford Town, and also worked as an assistant boss at Rugby Town briefly. He has also coached in the Peterborough United youth set-up in the past. Marheineke said: Craig is a fantastic addition. Hes a loyal, forward-thinking coach who prides himself on hard work and attention to detail. I cant wait to start working with him and Im confident we can create something special together at this great club. Craig currently holds the UEFA B coaching licence and is on a EUFA A course later in the year. That shows the level he is at. Saints endured a tough second season at Step 3 level, finishing 22nd in the Southern League Premier Division. They were fortunate to dodge relegation in a campaign when only the bottom side Dunstable Town faced the drop. Marheineke is bidding to bolster a squad which struggled last term, although there are no confirmed arrivals at this stage. One popular player midfielder Rogan McGeorge to take up a coaching and playing position in Australia. Marheineke added: Its a great opportunity for Rogan one that doesnt come around very often. I wish him every success. He was superb for St Ives during his time with us last season. His attitude and application were second to none, and he is also a great lad. Im working hard on trying to bring new players to the club and were also talking to a number of our current players as well.