Saints striker Toomey hoping to return to action

STRIKER Lewis Toomey is looking to regain his place at the top of the St Albans City scoring charts as he hopes to return to first-team action this weekend, writes Sam Glanz.

The Saints face Banbury United in the Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division at Clarence Park on Saturday, with Toomey aiming to make his first appearance since early November.

City will be aiming to a record a fourth consecutive victory in what will be new mangers James Gray and Graham Gold’s first game in permanent charge. Former Hemel Hempstead star Toomey, who has nine league goals this season, returned to training this week after a hamstring injury.

The front-man revealed on Twitter he wants his top-scorer mantle back from team-mate Sean Shields whose hat-trick in the 3-1 away win at Bedworth United lifted him above Toomey in the overall charts.

On Wednesday he tweeted: “Looking forward to Saturday’s game v Banbury. Maybe I can get my top Goalscorer spot back from @sshields10 ;).”

The Saints only managed to take a point from their two meetings with Banbury last season but will undoubtedly be looking for all three this time round as they look to build on their current position of sixth.