More midfield for Kaloczi

James Kaloczi heads powerfully towards goal. Picture: Leigh Page

James Kaloczi heads powerfully towards goal. Picture: Leigh Page - Credit: Archant

James Kaloczi’s future may be at centre-back but St Albans City see him in midfield for the time being.

The 19-year-old was superb for the Saints in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Concord Rangers. He dominated the midfield and it was his challenge that allowed John Frendo to set up Michael Malcolm for the opening goal.

Kaloczi was voted man of the match by fans on the Herts Ad website.

While his long-term prospects remain at centre-back, Kaloczi and Omar Beckles looked terrific as holding midfielders and may have forced the managers to keep them there.

“James Kaloczi was outstanding,” said joint manager James Gray. “He played at centre-back against Hadley on Tuesday and I’m not going to say he was shaky, but, for me, he looks naturally better in holding midfield at the moment.

“Him and Omar won every first and second ball for 60, 70 minutes. We’re pleased about that [partnership].”

Saturday’s game was Kaloczi’s second since returning to St Albans from a two-month loan at Ryman Premier outfit Wingate and Finchley.