David Moyo becomes St Albans City’s fifth summer signing

PUBLISHED: 12:05 20 July 2018

David Moyo's protracted transfer from Hemel Hempstead Town to St Albans City has finally been confirmed. Picture: DANNY LOO

David Moyo's protracted transfer from Hemel Hempstead Town to St Albans City has finally been confirmed. Picture: DANNY LOO

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After a lengthy chase David Moyo has finally put pen to paper and signed for St Albans City.

David Moyo goes close for St Albans City against Hendon. Picture: Leigh PageDavid Moyo goes close for St Albans City against Hendon. Picture: Leigh Page

The striker, who has appeared in all but one of City’s pre-season friendlies so far, joins from Hemel Hempstead Town.

David Moyo of St Albans in the pre-season friendly match between St Albans City and Northampton Town. Picture: DANNY LOODavid Moyo of St Albans in the pre-season friendly match between St Albans City and Northampton Town. Picture: DANNY LOO

Manager Ian Allinson has been after his signature all summer with the player agreeing to join the Clarence Park side some weeks ago.

David Moyo of St Albans in the pre-season friendly match between St Albans City and Northampton Town. Picture: DANNY LOODavid Moyo of St Albans in the pre-season friendly match between St Albans City and Northampton Town. Picture: DANNY LOO

However, the finer details took a little longer to sort out.

David Moyo of St Albans runs at a defender in the pre-season friendly match between St Albans City and Northampton Town. Picture: DANNY LOODavid Moyo of St Albans runs at a defender in the pre-season friendly match between St Albans City and Northampton Town. Picture: DANNY LOO

The forward, who also counts Northampton Town and Brackley Town as former clubs, has looked lively in the warm-up games and his burgeoning relationship with fellow new boy Ralston Gabriel looks like it could be extremely profitable.

David Moyo of St Albans jumps to head the ball wide in the pre-season friendly match between St Albans City and Northampton Town. Picture: DANNY LOODavid Moyo of St Albans jumps to head the ball wide in the pre-season friendly match between St Albans City and Northampton Town. Picture: DANNY LOO

Allinson said: “This is a real boost for us to get David on board after what has been an impressive summer within the camp.

David Moyo of St Albans in the pre-season friendly match between St Albans City and Northampton Town. Picture: DANNY LOODavid Moyo of St Albans in the pre-season friendly match between St Albans City and Northampton Town. Picture: DANNY LOO

“I’ve no doubt he would have had other offers but fair play to the lad - he’s worked really hard during the short time he’s been with us and made it very clear that he wants to play football for St Albans City.”

The deal was made possible thanks to the club’s Boost the Budget scheme, something club secretary Tom Norman was quick to thank.

He said: “We have to thank everyone at Hemel Hempstead for their co-operation and the timescales they’ve worked within but also to Stand By Your Saints and another vital contribution from the Boost the Budget initiative.

“Once again it shows the importance of the scheme and what the supporters are doing behind the scenes for the football club.

“Both Ian and myself extend our sincere thanks for their continued support without which this transfer would not have happened.”

Moyo’s signing follows the capture of Khale Da Costa, Luke Tingey, Dave Diedhiou and Gabriel.

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