City wrap up Wales and Whitely signings

PUBLISHED: 10:03 20 March 2014 | UPDATED: 16:32 24 March 2014

St Albans City have signed Steve Wales from Chesham United. Photo courtesy of Bucks Free Press

St Albans City have signed Steve Wales from Chesham United. Photo courtesy of Bucks Free Press

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St Albans City have announced the signing of Steve Wales from Chesham United as they search for more goals from midfield.

The 31-year-old attacking midfielder was top scorer for Chesham two years in a row (2009/10 and 2010/11), was voted players’ player at the end of the 2010/11 season and has scored 60 goals in 198 starts. This term he has found the net eight times.

Joint manager James Gray is hoping he can continue to find at the net for City.

“We felt that at the moment we’re not getting enough goals from midfield,” he conceded.

“We’ve tried to fix it by bringing in [Sam Corcoran] but the midfield three or four are not getting enough goals. James Kaloczi is the only one who has scored a few goals.

“John Frendo has been on a good run but we rely on him too much, and with his ban coming up, we’re delighted that Steve has agreed to join us.”

He added: “Chesham are doing well but he felt he needed a change.

“He’s a willing runner, he makes runs from midfield and his goal record at Chesham is outstanding.

“Hopefully, he can bring his goals with him. I don’t want to put too much pressure on the midfield but we need goals from all over the park.”

Fans could see Wales in action as early as this Saturday when the team travels to Bashley.

The club also announced the signing of Warren Whitely. The wide-man was recently released by Margate FC.

Speaking to the club website, Gray said: “We have bought Warren in so as to add balance to the squad by giving an extra pace option on the flanks and to provide a bit more creativity when we are looking to unlock a defence. We have a few injury worries at the moment and we recognize that we shall need extra cover during the run-in.”

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