Dream makers Saints happy to help 'deserving' players reach the Football League
PUBLISHED: 11:04 05 February 2018 | UPDATED: 12:37 05 February 2018
St Albans City will not stand in the way of a player with dreams of playing in the Football League says manager Ian Allinson.
A number of players from the National Leagues moved to league clubs in the transfer window and while City’s talented youngsters remained at Clarence Park, should the opportunity appear as it did with Junior Morias last season, then the club will do all they can to help.
Allinson said: “There were one or two little rumours but we had no approaches.
“But as I’ve said to Sam and everyone else, I or this football club won’t stand in anybody’s way if a club from the Football League come in for them.
“If they do we will do our best to make them a Football League player because they will have deserved it.
“They have come here, listened to what we’ve had to say and one thing I’ll always say to them is I will work with you and I will push you and I will try to get you back into the Football League, or if you haven’t been there I will try and make you a Football League player.
“We’ve given them our word on that but it’s got to be right for me, it’s got to be right for St Albans City and it’s also got to be right for the supporters.”
One player who is certainly grabbing the headlines at the moment is Sam Merson, who along with Solomon Sambou signed a new contract with the club last week.
He has now scored six in two games and Allinson was delighted to secure his signature.
He said: “We’ve been talking to Sam since before Christmas about a new deal and we had to move pretty quickly after he scored those four goals last week.
“But it was done pretty quickly. We sat down on Tuesday and by Thursday the deal was signed.
“It’s fantastic from our point of view, fantastic for the boy because he is a player who, having worked with him as a manager, somebody in the Football League will take a chance on him.
“And it’s fantastic from the club’s point of view because if he does move on we’ll make some money from it, which is only right as we’ve spent a lot of time with him and worked hard with him.
“He’s our player for the next two and a half years and we’ve got to keep working with him and hopefully in two and a half year time he won’t be here, he’ll be at a Football League club because he deserves it.”