St Albans City have completed their second signing of the summer after completing a deal for Biggleswade Town midfielder Solomon Nwabuokei.

Nwabuokei becomes the second player from the Bedfordshire outfit to come through the doors at Clarence Park since the end of the season following the arrival of defender David Longe-King.

In his first season at Southern League Premier Division level, Nwabuokei scooped Biggleswade’s Young Player of the Year award after impressing fans with a string of stellar performances.

The move comes just one year after the 23-year-old made the move to the Waders from Spartan South Midlands League Division One side Enfield Borough, where he scored 25 times in 26 appearances.

Speaking to the club’s website, Nwabuokei said: “I can’t thank Lee (Allinson) enough for what he’s done for me over a very short space of time.

“It was a real education for me and I’ve got nothing but admiration for everyone at Biggleswade, but I feel the time was right for another step up and although I had other offers on the table in the National League South, you could tell from speaking to the manager that St Albans City is looking towards the future and they feel I can play a positive part in their plans.”

It’s been a rapid rise for the young midfielder, moving from step six of the National League system to step two within two years, but he is adamant that he can make a significant contribution to the Saints once the new campaign gets going.

He said: “I know what I can bring to the table and I’m looking forward to meeting my teammates and getting a good pre-season under my belt.

“I don’t mind doing the so-called ‘dirty stuff’ but I can play in both defence and midfield and absolutely believe that this move was the right one for me.

“St Albans have a good reputation for developing young players and once I heard that Ian Allinson was interested, there was only ever one place I wanted to be.”

In addition, the Saints have also confirmed that Dave Diedhiou and Michael Clark have signed new deals at the club.