Jon Meakes has been appointed as the permanent manager of the St Albans City following an impressive spell in caretaker charge.

Meakes stepped up to take the reins at Clarence Park following David Noble’s departure to Wealdstone and has guided the Saints into the National League play-off zone, having taken 11 points from his six games in charge in which time they have been beaten only once.

Noble’s former assistant admitted he would like to stick around in the top job following the goalless draw at Hampton & Richmond earlier this month.

"It is an option," he said of the possibility of remaining in charge until the end of the season. "The chairman and I have been talking, he's in Sweden at the moment but he's still phoning me.

"We just want to keep the continuity. There's no rush and at the moment the boys are comfortable and they don’t want change either as long as I can maintain that. "Yeah so I’m enjoying it.”

However, Saints have confirmed Meakes is set to remain at the helm beyond the end of the current campaign.

A brief club statement read: “The club is delighted to announce that Jon Meakes has agreed to take the role of First-Team Manager on a permanent basis, signing a deal which will extend beyond the end of the current campaign.

“He’ll be joined by Harry Wheeler who has also agreed to take on a permanent role supporting Jon as Head Coach.”