21 year-old striker Joe Iaciofano has agreed terms with the Saints following his release from Northampton Town.
He came through the Cobblers academy and after a spell on work experience with Corby Town in 2016/17 he was rewarded with a professional contract that summer. His first team opportunities were limited at Sixfields and spent most of the last few years on loan with Chesham United and Brackley Town along with a period with Northern Premier League side AFC Mansfield. Iaciofano has featured in the last two friendlies for City and is set to make his home debut against Stevenage at Clarence Park tomorrow.
Manager Ian Allinson has been impressed by the work ethic and energy Joe has brought to training.
“You can tell he’s going to be a good player for us. He’s got that professional mindset and he’s obviously been well managed at Northampton.”
“We needed to bolster the attacking options and Joe will offer something different for us going into the new season. He’s young but he brings a level of physicality that I feel we were missing towards the end of last season.
“His touch is superb and that will enable us to bring others in the game quicker.”
Joining Joe at the club is midfielder Darren Foxley, who arrives from National League South rivals Hungerford Town. Darren terrorised City last season with a dominant display in our 5-0 defeat back in February.
Thankfully the winger is now sporting yellow and blue, much to the delight of the boss.
“He absolutely tormented us when we played Hungerford last season and remember both Glen (Alzapiedi) and myself singled him out as an outstanding player.”
“He’s young and hungry which fits the bill at the type of player we’re looking to attract to the football club and he’s looked good in the couple of games we’ve had to date.”
“He likes to take on defenders and with the pace he has, I’ve no doubt he’ll prove to be a massive asset.”
We hope you’ll join us in welcoming Joe and Darren to Clarence Park.