Former Bristol Rovers and Reading midfielder lands first job in management

Sixth-tier Slough Town have looked to an ex-Bristol Rovers and Reading midfielder to take the reins as manager.

<p>Scott Davies has taken up the reins at Slough Town, who play in the sixth tier of English football. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)</p>

Scott Davies has taken up the reins at Slough Town, who play in the sixth tier of English football. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

Former Bristol Rovers and Reading midfielder Scott Davies has taken his first steps into football management. The former Gas loanee will take the reins of National League South outfit Slough Town.

Davies had a short spell at the Memorial Stadium as a player in 2011, joining from the Royals. He later turned out for the likes of Crawley Town and Oxford United in League Two, before a career in non-league football.

At the age of 34 years old, the midfielder, who can also play in defence, is stepping into the dugout at Arbour Park. Davies was appointed as interim manager following the departure of Jon Underwood and Neil Baker, who left after ten years in the role.

Slough beat Hanwell Town 3-0 in the FA Trophy in Davies’ second game in charge after defeat to Maidenhead United in the Berks & Bucks FA Senior Cup.

A statement from the club read: “We are delighted to confirm the appointment of Scott Davies as the new first-team manager of Slough Town Football Club. We would like to wish Scott and Lee every success in their new roles.

Davies reacted to the news on social media and said in a tweet: “Management has arrived a lot sooner than expected, but here we go! For people that know me will know that I’ll leave no stone left unturned in the pursuit of success.”

Slough are 18th in the sixth tier of English football and are above the relegation zone. Chippenham Town occupy the fourth and final spot and are three points behind Davies’ new club.