City sign Conference defender on one-month loan

Tom Ward has joined St Albans City on a month-long loan. Picture: Tim Hoff/Lincolnshire Echo

Tom Ward has joined St Albans City on a month-long loan. Picture: Tim Hoff/Lincolnshire Echo - Credit: Archant

St Albans City have signed Tom Ward on a one-month loan from Conference North side Gainsborough Trinity.

City keeper Paul Bastock and Ward are former team-mates at Boston United and Saints’ shot-stopper was integral in bringing the 23-year-old to Clarence Park.

Ward partnered James Kaloczi at the heart of City’s defence in a 3-0 win on Wednesday night against Cambridge City and he drew rave reviews from joint manager James Gray following his first action in the City shirt.

“He did a great job and kept a clean sheet,” he said.

“I though he was superb tonight; hopefully he can continue his form.”

Ward could see plenty of playing time early on as Saints are thin at centre back with Ryan Wharton and Ben Martin still recovering injuries, although both are expected back within the next two weeks.

Ward’s next chance to impress will be this Saturday, away at St Neots, kick-off 3pm.