TULIPS: Spalding appoint Rayment as boss

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SPALDING United have finally unveiled Pat Rayment as their new manager.

The former Deeping Rangers boss, who enjoyed stints with Peterborough United and Cambridge United as a player, was confirmed as Andy Stanhope’s successor on Friday.

Rayment, a member of Alan Day’s title-winning squad at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field in 1999, was the overwhelming favourite to take the Tulips’ hot-seat from the get go, but four other candidates were interviewed.

Club director Eddie Reeve said: “Pat Rayment was the one who ticked the most boxes for us and matched our criteria.”

Caretaker boss Bob Don-Duncan and player/coach Danny Hussey are expected to remain with the club.

Hussey was Rayment’s number two at Deeping, guiding the club to fourth in the UCL Premier Division back in the 2009/10.

See Tuesday’s Lincolnshire Free Press for the full story.