MAT BLYTHE has emerged as the main contender to become the next Stonehouse Town manager.

Blythe, led Frampton United to second-place in the County League and a Harry Greening cup final win over local rivals Stonehouse earlier this month.

The Magpies are in the market for a new manager following the departure of Ian Soule, who led the Oldends Lane outfit to third last season and fourth in his two years in charge.

Stonehouse have set a May 10 deadline for applications and anyone interested in the job should contact chairman Nigel Sanders by emailing or call Nigel on 07791 383197.