St Albans City manager Ian Allinson has reacted quickly to the growing injury concerns at the club by confirming the signings of Scott Shulton from Hemel Hempstead Town and James Kaloczi who returns for his third stint as a Saint having left Kingstonian last week.
Shulton has been a consistent performer for the Tudors over the last two years and widely regarded as one of the best midfielders in the division. Shulton started in the Watford youth ranks before signing professional with Wycombe Wanderers. Opportunities were limited at Adams Park meaning spells at various clubs followed including Ebbsfleet, Enfield Town and Braintree before making his mark in the Hemel midfield.
James Kaloczi was part of the successful promotion side in 2014 under James Gray and Graham Golds. He made his first team debut in December 2012 during a county cup win over Watford and settled as a midfield player. Kaloczi has also played for the City Youth and Reserve teams and previously with Harvesters and Boreham Wood Youth. He then left the Saints in the summer of 2015 and joined Dunstable Town in his favoured position of centre-back. He quickly settled and soon became captain. In March 2016, he re-joined the Saints on dual-registration. Previously with Hemel Hempstead before following Dean Brennan in moving to The K’s earlier this season.
Allinson was obviously delighted at the additions and hopes the news will springboard the Saints into the play-offs.
“It was vital to bring some quality in at this stage of the season with both Scott and James possessing exactly what we need going in the final stages of the campaign. They both looked excellent in training on Thursday night and both are fully focused as we prepare for Gloucester on Saturday.”
“The lads know they’ve got a chance to kick-on and really push to extend the season via the play-offs so we’ll need a loud, supportive crowd behind us at Clarence Park.”