DANNY Scopes has backed the Cowleys to succeed after taking over at Huddersfield Town.

Danny and Nicky Cowley have been appointed as the boss and assistant manager of the Championship outfit.

And current Concord Rangers boss Scopes, who worked alongside the Cowleys in their first managerial role with the Beach Boys, feels the brothers were always destined to move up the football pyramid.

Scopes said: “I think it was only a matter of time before they took over at a big club.

“There were always going to be offers coming in for them after how well they were doing at Lincoln City.

“I think teams from the higher divisions were looking at them for a quite a while and it was a case of a club matching their ambition.

“When a club like Huddersfield comes in, it’s hard to turn the offer down.

“They’re a big club who got into the Premier League and did well but then they lost their way a little bit.”

But Scopes feels the Cowleys will get the Terriers back on track following relegation and a disappointing start to the new campaign.

“They would have done their homework on the club before taking the job,” added Cowley.

“I know they wouldn’t have taken the opportunity if they didn’t think they could rejuvenate the club.

“They will feel as though they can freshen the place up and I think it will prove to be Huddersfield’s best ever signing on the managerial side of things.”

Scopes and Danny Cowley were the joint-managers of Concord for a five-year stint from 2007.

The duo led the Beach Boys to two promotions as the club moved up from the Essex Senior League to the Isthmian Premier League.

Following Scopes’ departure, the Cowleys went onto lead Concord into the National League South for the first time in the club’s history.

And Scopes has happy memories of working alongside the brothers.

“Danny, Nicky and I first came together in the 2007/08 season,” confirmed Scopes.

“We still have good memories from day one. Our first session together was at Waterside Farm Leisure Centre and I knew from that moment that Danny was talented.

“They have shown that the pathway is there for talented non-league managers.

“I think they were always destined to succeed and their work ethic, including at FitzWimarc School, has always been first class.”