City release Richard Graham

Richard Graham was sent off against Tonbridge Angels in the FA Trophy. Picture: Bob Walkley

Richard Graham was sent off against Tonbridge Angels in the FA Trophy. Picture: Bob Walkley - Credit: Archant

Richard Graham has been released by St Albans City.

Graham was last year’s supporters’ player of the year and this season started 30 games, scoring twice. The 33-year-old joined St Albans City during the summer of 2012 from Conference South side Dartford.

Joint manager James Gray said the reason for Graham’s release was a drop in form, individually and in the team.

“The way we’re playing at the moment - we’re not getting the ball down - we felt like we need to change and get a more physical presence in there.”

He added: “Richard’s service to the club has been outstanding. Since Graham [Golds, joint manager] and I took the job he has done really well for us. We wish him the best.”