Date: Mon 01 Jul 2019

By David Simpson

Abbey Steps Up at Bedford

Bedford Town FC

Division One Central club Bedford Town have announced a re-structure of their management team at the New Eyrie.

Jon Taylor will remain in the post of manager and will be entering his fifth season at the helm and wishes to continue to stride the club forward.

Since becoming an owner of the club, Taylor has also had to deal with the organisation and promotion of the club off the field.

Pressures surrounding this role have led to his wish to share responsibilities, and former Luton Town goalkeeper Nathan Abbey has agreed to set up to join Taylor as joint manager for the coming season.

Abbey commented: “After a successful 2018/19 campaign where the football club reached the play-off semi-finals, I'm delighted to step up to the role of joint manager with the Jon Taylor. After assisting throughout last season, implementing some fresh ideas which Jon took on board, we worked very well bouncing thoughts off each other and fully respected each other's views, with Jon having the final say.

“Jon has offered me the opportunity to step up even further, to have more of a say and work even closer with him making key decisions that gets results on the football pitch. This was an offer that I couldn't refuse and I'm now looking forward to helping in our quest to go one step further and building on last year’s progression. We have already been working tirelessly in the close season to improve our squad from last year, and I believe we are getting closer week by week in achieving a competitive squad that can mount a good challenge for the title.”

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