THE restructuring of St Alban City’s squad ahead of the 2018/19 season continued to take shape as Shaun Lucien agreed a deal to join Hampton and Richmond Borough.

Lucien’s departure sees the 26-year-old return to a club where he spent a brief loan spell earlier in his career.

He departs Clarence Park after two years playing for the Saints and carries on a career which has also seen him represent Uxbridge, Harrow Borough and Wealdstone.

The winger proved a useful goal threat from wide positions during his stay with St Albans City and Borough boss Gary McCann is hopeful he can have a similar impact for his side next season.

He told the Hampton website: “Shaun will bring pace, goals and work ethic to the side.”

Lucien’s departure of course means Saints manager, Ian Allinson, will need to add further reinforcements to his squad between now and the start of the National League South campaign getting underway.

The City boss remains calm about the club’s summer recruitment plans, which has already seen Luke Tingey, David Diedhiou and Khale Da Costa join the club this summer.

A number of key players have also agreed to extend their contract’s with the club, with Dean Snedker and Zane Banton among those to commit their future to Clarence Park.

Moving away from matters at Clarence Park, Vanarama have confirmed they will once again provide sponsorship for the National League next season.

The announcement comes after four years of successful support from Vanarama and they will remain the title sponsor for the National League for the next three seasons.

BT Sport will also continue to show live games and highlights from the National League next term.

Vanarama have pledged to help grow the levels of exposure garnered by the National League and chief executive Andy Alderson spoke of a productive relationship with the league.

“Since we decided to take title sponsorship of the National League back in 2014, we’ve seen growth as a company, but also growth in the popularity of non-league football,” he said.

“These leagues are formed of real honest clubs with real honest fans. That resonates with us here at Vanarama and the services we offer.”

National League chairman, Brian Barwick, echoed those sentiments and believes the next three years can continue to be productive.

Barwick said: “We’re immensely proud and delighted to announce a further renewal of our title sponsorship with Vanarama.

“The last years have proven to be transformational for both the National League and Vanarama, and we look forward to continuing our partnership.”