It’s a hat-trick as Saints boss lands three of his top targets

New St Neots Town signing Danny Watson playing for previous club St Ives Town. Pitcure: LOUISE THOMP

New St Neots Town signing Danny Watson playing for previous club St Ives Town. Pitcure: LOUISE THOMPSON - Credit: Archant

Manager Matt Clements has pulled off a triple signing swoop to launch his summer St Neots Town overhaul.

Luke Knight has joined St Neots Town.

Luke Knight has joined St Neots Town. - Credit: Archant

Clements has drafted in wideman Scott Sinclair, midfielder Luke Knight and striker Danny Watson as he assembles a new-look Saints squad following Southern League Premier Division survival.

The trio all arrive from Division One (South) side Barton Rovers, who were beaten in the play-offs at the end of last season. Sinclair, Knight and Watson were part of the St Ives Town side that won promotion from that level in the previous campaign.

Clements said: “I’ve got four top targets to bring the club this summer – and it’s brilliant to have three of them on board already.

“Scott, Luke and Danny are all hard-working, genuine and honest lads who are prepared to roll up their sleeves and battle for the cause. They’re all winners and they will bring the right mentality to the club.

Scott Sinclair is one of three new St Neots Town signings. Picture: LOUISE THOMPSON

Scott Sinclair is one of three new St Neots Town signings. Picture: LOUISE THOMPSON - Credit: Archant


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“I believe they will fit into what I’m looking to create at St Neots Town. Scott is incredibly versatile and has proved he can perform at Step 3, Luke leads by example and doesn’t shirk the ugly side of the game, and Danny has a terrific goalscoring record.”

It’s a second spell at St Neots for Knight, who previously played for the club in their United Counties League days.

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He’s a serial promotion-winner at Step 4 having also helped Biggleswade Town and Slough Town up from that level.

Watson is a prolific frontman who has played for a host of Bedfordshire clubs as well as St Ives. He was capped by England Schoolboys as a youngster.

Utility man Sinclair is one of three footballing brothers. One sibling, Stuart is at League One side Bristol Rovers and the other, Rob, just helped Forest Green win promotion to the Football League.

Clements is understood to still be keen to draft in another frontman and has a couple of possible targets in mind.

Last season’s top-scorer Jevani Brown has been offered a trial by Cambridge United this summer, but he has indicated he would like to stay at St Neots if not securing a move higher up the football ladder.

Former St Neots Town first-team boss and youth chief Andy Davies has been named as head of coaching at Division One (South) side Bedford Town. Davies ended last season as number two at Godmanchester Rovers.

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