Gray ‘well pleased’ to sign Lampe

Former Concord Rangers defender Jack Lampe tussles with Steve Wales for the ball. Picture: Leigh Pag

Former Concord Rangers defender Jack Lampe tussles with Steve Wales for the ball. Picture: Leigh Page - Credit: Archant

Two more signings expected before the end of the week

Versatile defender Jack Lampe has become St Albans City’s first new signing of the summer, and two more are expected before the end of the week.

The Saints return to training tomorrow tonight following a busy summer for the club, which has seen the re-signings of the majority of last season’s squad.

Lampe, formerly of Concord Rangers, is the first new face at Clarence Park and, after ‘keeping tabs’ on him for the past year, joint managers James Gray is chuffed to have sorted out a deal.

“I was really impressed with him when we played Concord in the FA Cup at our place,” explained Gray.

“He’s a versatile defender who can play anywhere along the back four. He predominately wants to play centre-half.

“We’re going to have a small squad this season so he’ll fit in nicely with his versatility. He’s strong, young, hungry and has good pedigree.

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“We’re well pleased to get him.”

Gray revealed the club is hopeful of signing a midfielder and a centre-forward before the weekend. City will also kick the tyres on a handful of trialists, including former front man Greg Ngoyi, during pre-season.

“We want to hit the ground running,” said Gray.

“With the signings we’ve made and trialists we’ve invited down, we’re looking good for pre-season.”