St Neots Town have named a man who masterminded their FA Trophy exit earlier this season as their new manager.

David Batch has left Ryman League North Division side AFC Sudbury to take over at the Cozy Stadium today. He replaces Gary King, who resigned earlier this month.

St Neots chairman Mike Kearns said: "In the end we have got our man. I wanted an ambitious young manager who has an excellent record, the highest coaching accreditation and good man-management skills.

"I also wanted someone who appreciates what we are trying to achieve at this club from first team right down to grassroots football.

"David has all of those credentials."

The 42 year-old Batch holds the UEFA A Licence qualification and has vast managerial experience.

He is a former youth and reserve chief at Cambridge United and has previously been in charge of Cambridge City, Wroxham and AFC Sudbury at non-league level.