Tactical switch giving Khale Da Costa among others the chance to shine for St Albans City

St Albans City's Khale Da Costa is enjoying a new lease of life after a tactical tweak. Picture: LEI

St Albans City's Khale Da Costa is enjoying a new lease of life after a tactical tweak. Picture: LEIGH PAGE - Credit: Archant

A subtle formation tweak is helping shine a spotlight on specific players according to manager Ian Allinson.

The games against Slough Town and Welling United saw Saints switch from a back three and two up front to go with a fluid 4-5-1 system.

And both games saw Khale Da Costa and David Moyo, as well as Clovis Kamdjo, play starring roles.

Allinson said: “Changing the formation has given Khale a bit more freedom and playing Ben Wyatt down the left gives us a good balance and David Moyo has been brilliant in leading the line.

“But at times I don’t want it to be just one up front, I want it to be a three because we’ve got the pace to go and hurt teams.”


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Both Da Costa and Moyo scored against Welling, with Da Costa in particular making up for a similar miss on Saturday when one-on-one.

Allinson said: “That’s what Khale has got in him. He’s got blistering pace and when he does go through there aren’t many teams who will catch him.

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“It’s just whether he has the composure to finish and tonight he was probably coming from a better angle than he was on Saturday but he finished it really well.

“It gave us a lead that we needed and helped us settle down.”

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