will be to increase awareness and sponsorship at the club.
Stortford skipper returns to the club twenty-two seasons after retiring from a
playing career that saw him made a record 543 appearances for the Blues.
After signing from
Chelmsford City, he captained Blues to success in the Herts Senior Cup, Herts
Charity Cup (twice), Eastern Floodlight Competition, Isthmian League Cup,
Isthmian League Full Members Cup (where he hit the winning penalty in a
shoot-out) and the national Premier Inter-League Cup where Hyde United were
beaten 4-2 in the final at Bromsgrove.
club’s relegation to Isthmian League Division One in 1992, Phil remained loyal
the Blues and captained them back to the Premier Division as champions two
He also helped
Blues reach the FA Cup First Round proper on three occasions, facing taking Colchester
United and Peterborough United to replays, and also facing Brentford.
He was rewarded
in 1991 with a testimonial against an Arsenal side that included Andy Cole and
Phil’s son Liam
also made around thirty appearances for Blues during Martin Hayes’ time as
The new Blues
commercial manager is looking forward to starting work at the ProKit UK
Stadium: “After spending so many years at the club it’s great to be back. I am
just making sure my appearance record does not get overtaken!
was asked to help out and can’t wait to get started it’s a great club with a
proud past I will need help from all the people in the town and all the loyal
“We are in a
very difficult position at the moment but I for one will give it a go. I know
Steve Smith and Mark Hawkes well and they will be hurting.
“I am sure we
can turn it around”.