WANTAGE Town have appointed Tom Austin and Matt Biddle as joint managers for next season.

The pair will be assisted by Roy Clark after the trio impressed in charge of the club’s development side last season.

They replace Ben Sadler and Paul Braithwaite, who guided Town to the Uhlsport Hellenic League Premier Division title.

A statement from the club said: “Having sifted through more than a dozen applications the duo stood out at interview with their enthusiasm, planning and vision.

“Both are former Wantage players, are local, and have relatively recent experience of playing at the Southern League level, meaning they have a sound knowledge of the club and local players and have some good contacts to bolster the squad.”