Lee Chappell signs on for another year at St Albans City but no place for Joe Welch

Lee Chappell has signed a new contract at St Albans City. Picture: BOB WALKLEY

Lee Chappell has signed a new contract at St Albans City. Picture: BOB WALKLEY - Credit: Archant

Ian Allinson’s summer rebuilding at St Albans City has begun in earnest – with Lee Chappell the first to agree a new deal.

The former skipper, who has made over 150 appearances for the club, has signed a new one year contract at Clarence Park.

And he cited the club’s potential as reason for agreeing the deal.

He said: “The way we finished last campaign was simply amazing and with Ian Allinson at the helm and a fresh slate come August, the club has a very bright future which I want to be part of.”

However, goalkeeper Joe Welch will not be returning.

Allinson said: “Joe has been fantastic for me during his time here which has been reflected in the accolades and awards he has collected during his time with the club.

“I’m just looking to freshen things up next season however I thank Joe for his hard work over the last few months since I have arrived and especially over the last couple of years.”

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A statement on the club’s website also said that discussions with potential new signings were ongoing although there wass nothing further to add at this time.

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