St Albans City have signed midfielder Shane Hill on a dual registration basis with Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division side Biggleswade Town.

The 28-year-old, who is the son of former Luton Town and England midfielder Ricky Hill, trialled with Manchester United as a youth but actually began his senior playing career with Hitchin Town.

Hill joined Sheffield United whilst still eligible as a youth team player in August 2005, but was released at the end of the 200506 having never played a first-team game for the Blades.

He trialled with Luton during the summer of 2006, but was not offered a contract, and eventually signed for the sadly now defunct Rushden & Diamonds in January 4, 2007.

He was released by the Diamonds at the end of the season, again without having made a first team appearance for the club.

Hill moved to the United States in 2010 and was a pre-season triallist with Tampa Bay Rowdies prior to their first competitive season in the USSF Division 2 Pro League.

During the close season in the States, Hill turned out for Leighton Town and Windsor & Eton.

When his father was hired as the head coach of the Rowdies in 2011, Hill returned to the United States, trialled with the team during the 2011 pre-season, and signed a formal contract in April, 2011.

He left Tampa Bay in 2014 and signed for the Waders.


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