One of the remits for Ian Allinson’s new job is to look at the logistics, the finance and the possibility of St Albans City going full-time.

Most clubs at the National League level are already full-time and more and more clubs in the step two divisions where Saints play their football are also following suit.

And the City boss, who has started work behind the scenes on the commercial side of things as well as keeping his role in the dug-out, says the option is one definitely worth considering.

He said: “It’s something that we’ve spoken about and something we have to try and develop.

“Looking at training for Tuesday and Thursday nights, we spend £12,000 on Nicholas Breakspear and the university.

“But probably during the day the university is free and I’m not sure if they would charge us.

“There could also be somewhere locally where we can get free of charge.

“There could be a cost to going full-time but could we go three mornings or three afternoons a week?

“If we have an additional day of training for the players, would their performance increase by 10 per cent because they are a little bit fitter?”

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