Frendo swaps Saints for Tudors

The joy of a win is all over John Frendo's face after putting the Saints two up. Picture: Leigh Page

The joy of a win is all over John Frendo's face after putting the Saints two up. Picture: Leigh Page - Credit: Archant

Frendo turned down a contract at Clarence Park to join Hemel

John Frendo has left St Albans City to join near neighbours Hemel Hempstead Town.

The Tudors announced the news on Twitter last night.

Frendo spent two seasons at Clarence Park, scoring 42 goals in the Saints’ promotion-winning season and adding 18 more in the 2014/15 Vanarama Conference South campaign.

Joint manager James Gray said: “John didn’t accept our offer. We offered him a deal that was in line with what we thought he was worth and what we could afford. He declined it for a better offer and has moved on.”

He added: “If players are going to leave, I like to see them move upwards rather than sideways. But he fancied a change for whatever reason. I’m disappointed to lose a player who has done so well for us over the past two seasons but I hold no grudges and wish him the best.”