Loan deal for Watford star as two signed at St Albans City

Jorell Johnson who has joined St Albans on loan from Watford for a month. Picture: ALAN COZZI/WATFOR

Jorell Johnson who has joined St Albans on loan from Watford for a month. Picture: ALAN COZZI/WATFORD FC - Credit: Archant

St Albans have announced the signing of two players, with one having the potential to cause quite a stir.

Jorell Johnson joins on a month’s loan from Watford while Gerardo Smaldone has graduated through City’s development squad.

Johnson is a centre half, who was also the captain of Watford’s U18 team, and his signing will be seen as something of a coup.

The 19-year-old has had experience of the non-league scene having spent time at Hemel Hempstead Town last season.

St Albans owner, Lawrence Levy, said: “It is great for us. We have a good relationship with Watford and I want to thank them for their assistance with this.”


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Smaldone on the other hand is home grown, having played for St Albans Youth since he was eight.

His signing continues the club’s desire to develop their own players.

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Levy added: “He is part of the SAFA college scheme as well at Oaklands College.

“He is a midfielder and played for the first team in a pre-season friendly against Crystal Palace.”

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