EAGLE-EYED Town fans will have noticed a familiar face taking charge at Blue Square Premier (Conference) club Grays Athletic.
Wayne Burnett, who made 60 appearances for Town between 1996-98, has been handed the task of resurrecting their season.
The 37-year-old Londoner has been brought in from Fisher Athletic, where he was in his second spell as manager.
After a playing career which started at Leyton Orient and also took in Blackburn, Plymouth, Bolton, from where he joined Town for £100,000, Grimsby (he was sold by Town for the same fee) and Woking, Burnett turned to management at Fisher in 2004.
He led the club to promotion to the Ryman League top flight and glory in the London Senior Cup in his first season.
He then had a stint at Dulwich Hamlet before rejoining Fisher the close-season before last.
Burnett, pictured, says he is looking forward to the challenge of leading Grays away from the danger zone.
“I don’t think we are too far away,” he said.
“Confidence can play a massive part in football, you don’t become bad players overnight, and there are some very good players here.
“I believe we can really achieve something here, but they have to believe that also,”