Saints boss eyes prospects
AN IMPRESSIVE turnout of nearly 50 players greeted St Neots Town manager Scott Houghton as he hosted his first training session of the season. Houghton is believed to be looking to sign up to eight new players for the new campaign as he begins his first f
AN IMPRESSIVE turnout of nearly 50 players greeted St Neots Town manager Scott Houghton as he hosted his first training session of the season.
Houghton is believed to be looking to sign up to eight new players for the new campaign as he begins his first full season in charge.
However, the boss is adamant that the club will not pay over the odds for players with the multi-million pound ground development at Loves Farm
He said: "We want to make sure players are coming here for the right reasons, not just to pick up a couple of quid."
Players already signed up for next season include former manager, and goal machine, Steve Kuhne and ex-Yeovil Town man Barrington Belgrave.
Meanwhile, chairman Bob Bridges said the club were looking forward with 'quiet confidence' to next season.
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Bridges assured fans that progress on the construction of the £2.5million facility was going well despite the poor weather and that developers Gallaghers, Bluestone and Blackdown have pledged sponsorship to the club next season.
Town are due to move into their new £2.5million stadium at Loves Farm in February, though there are concerns the new pitch may not be ready in time.
The developers had been due to sew the seeds on the new surface this week and Bridges admits he is anxious the work be done as soon as possible.
Meanwhile, St Neots have been drawn to face Soham Town Rangers in both the FA Vase and FA Cup competitions.
Town will travel to Soham in the FA Cup on August 18, where the winners will earn a trip to Yaxley or March Town United. They will then host Soham on September 22 in the FA Vase.
Saints will host Northampton Spencer in the first round of the UCL Knock Out Cup and face a home tie against Thrapston Town in the Hinchingbrooke Cup.
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