The Saints have made it two signings in a day this evening with the arrival of proven goal scorer Shaun Jeffers.
The 28-year-old came through the youth ranks of Coventry City and went on to line-up for a number of Football League sides including Peterborough United, Newport County and Yeovil Town prior to joining Chelmsford City in the summer of 2016. Shaun helped fire the Clarets to the play-offs with 21 goals in 39 games.
His goal scoring exploits helped earn him a transfer to Hertfordshire neighbours Boreham Wood where he made over twenty-appearances in the National League during the 2017-18 campaign. The striker went on to enjoy spells at Hampton & Richmond Borough on loan, where he notched 6 in 13, and Brackley Town.
Shaun re-joined Chelmsford City last summer where once again he made his mark, leading the club’s scoring charts with fourteen goals in thirty-two games, including an effort against the Saints at Clarence Park back in November.
We caught up with the latest arrival after he had signed on the dotted line;
“I’m looking forward to getting started and getting back into pre-season as and when that’s possible. I’ve got a lot of experience at this level and I just want to build on that and get more goals and help the team progress. I’ve always got targets for myself and for the team”.
“I’ve played against Ian (Allinson) a number of times and I’m excited to work with him. We want to build on last season and help the club challenge for promotion”.
Ian Allinson, meanwhile, couldn’t help hide his delight with the deal;
“For me this is a really good signing for the club and the supporters, it’s a really important deal that we have got over the line and it has strengthened us in the attacking areas”.
“Shaun is at a good age; he’s got a wealth of experience playing in both the Football League and National League and he will also help the younger players around him develop. I can’t wait for our supporters to see him in action”
We hope that Saints fans will join us in giving Shaun a warm welcome to the club.