Ex-Posh strikers take over at Yaxley

New Yaxley manager Ian Benjamin in his Posh playing days.
New Yaxley manager Ian Benjamin in his Posh playing days.
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United Counties Premier League side Yaxley FC have appointed former Peterborough United striker Ian Benjamin as their new manager.

Benjamin, whose former clubs also included Sheffield United, West Brom, Cambridge United and Northampton Town, will be assisted by another Posh old boy in Andy Furnell.

Benjamin replaces Brett Whaley in the Cuckoos hotseat. Whaley made a shock move to Premier Division rivals Wisbech Town last week.

Benjamin played for Posh between 1982 and 1984 scoring 15 goals in 93 appearances. Furnell made his Posh debut as a 16 year-old in 1993, but injuries ruined his career and he made just 23 appearances for his local club, scoring just once before quitting professional football in 1996.

Benjamin has had managerial success in local non-league football with Wisbech Town. His last managerial appointment was Soham Town, a post he left in 2011, since when he has worked as a coach in Northampton’s youth set-up and as a scout for Swindon Town FC.

Goalkeeper Aaron Butcher and defender Luke Hipwell both moved from Yaxley to Wisbech yesterday (June 8).