St Neots Town are hoping to march all the way to Wembley and FA Vase glory with the help of two former Rangers.
The Hereward Teamwear United Counties League Premier Division side are top of their league and take on Gresley FC in the Fourth Round of the Vase on Saturday, with two former Queens Park Rangers players helping to fire the Saints to potential league and Vase success.
Stefan Moore played for the Hoops between 2005 and 2008, after making twenty-two Premier League appearances for Aston Villa, and player-coach Tony Scully was a fans’ favourite at Loftus Road during his spell there between 1998 and 2001.
Saints manager Dennis Greene now has both players in his side and he hopes they will help the club to success, starting with a run in the Vase.
“Tony Scully was here as a player when I arrived and he has been fantastic. He is a player-coach now and probably doesn’t play as much as he would like to,” revealed Greene.
“We usually just play him in home games because our pitch allows him to show his skills, he still has a little drag-back move that he is particularly fond of showing off!”
In Moore, the Cambridgeshire club have a 28-year-old with UEFA Cup experience and in the prime of his career but the striker has adapted to life in the lower leagues with an abundance of humility as well as goals.
“It’s one thing bringing in a player from a high level, especially at the age of 27, but you’ve still got to have the desire to want to do it,” added Greene. “But Stefan has that, he’s got one well with everyone, he’s trained hard and he’s done well in all the matches.
“You can be a great player but, at this level, if you don’t show enough desire you can look average. Stefan has been exceptional. He has scored something like twenty goals in fifteen games and has been a big asset to the club as a whole.”
This fixture was originally scheduled for last weekend but the cold snap in Gresley meant the tie was postponed. Both clubs are now aware that the victor on Saturday will face a trip to King`s Lynn Town in the Fifth Round.
Lynn are St Neots’ league rivals and it’s a prospect that Greene is ready to earn with a win against Gresley.
“We are fully prepared, we have done our homework and we are looking forward to playing the game.”