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Saints confirm arrival of second Wader

Ian Allinson has this morning announced that Utility man Solomon Nwabuokei is the latest arrival at Clarence Park after agreeing a transfer from Biggleswade Town.

Nwabuokei delighted the Waders faithful with a string of outstanding performances last season and scooped the Young player of the year award as a result.

Speaking to stalbanscityfc.com, Solomon was full of praise for his time under Lee Allinson but equally as excited about his future with the Saints.

I can’t thank Lee (Allinson) enough for what he’s done for me over a very short space of time.

It was a real education for me and I’ve got nothing but admiration for everyone at Biggleswade but I feel the time was right for another step up and although I had other offers on the table in the National League South, you could tell from speaking to the manager that St Albans City is looking towards the future and they feel that I can play a positive part of their plans.

That ‘step-up’ comes just twelve months after the youngster took the previous leap to join Biggleswade from Enfield Borough where he scored 25 goals in 64 appearances for the Spartan South Midlands side, earning yet more accolades in the form of ‘managers player of the year’.

Despite his rapid rise through the non-league ranks, Nwabuokei remains adamant he’s ready to make a telling contribution once the season gets underway in August.

I know what I can bring to the table and I’m looking forward to meeting my teammates and getting a good pre-season under my belt. I don’t mind doing the so called ‘dirty stuff’ but I can play in both defence and midfield and absolutely believe that this move was the right one for me.

St Albans have a good reputation for developing young players and once I heard that Ian Allinson was interested,there was only ever one place I wanted to be.

The club can also confirm that Dave Diedhiou and Michael Clark have agreed new deals ahead of the 2019/20 campaign. The duo made a combined sixty-eight appearances last season and proved to be two important members of Ian Allinson’s squad.