The Peacocks will be aiming to maintain their winning start at Wordsworth Drive when they welcome St Albans City in the Vanarama National League South tomorrow (26th August).

Victories over Braintree Town and Welling United have made it two from two for Town at home and they will have their eyes on a hat trick against the Saints as they look to maintain a generally solid start to the campaign which sees them lie in 9th spot in the early League table. City meanwhile sit three places lower in 12th after two wins and two defeats, beginning with a 2-1 victory over Weymouth on the opening day before losing by the same scoreline to Yeovil Town. Another 2-1 result saw them win at Havant & Waterlooville while their most recent outing last weekend resulted in a 1-0 reverse to Torquay United.

St Albans suffered heartbreak in last season’s Play-Off Final when, after battling past Chelmsford City and Dartford, they had a day to forget in the Final as they lost 4-0 to Oxford City who then rubbed salt in the wound by taking Tafari Moore from the Saints over the summer. Further squad changes include the departures of Joy Mukena to League Two Crawley Town and Devante Stanley whilst new faces include experienced midfielder Giorgio Rasulo from Banbury United, former Torquay United left back Ben Wyatt and ex-Sheffield Wednesday midfield man Bobby Dunn from Dartford. They also still possess the quality of striker Shaun Jeffers who has notched 54 goals for them over the past two seasons so as with any team at this level, Town will have to be at their best.

Head of Football Rob Dray commented:” It will be a tough Bank Holiday weekend against an unknown relegated full-time team on Monday and a side tomorrow who were probably the second best team we played over the two games last season. No manager is ever really happy, but we have had a solid start, there are things we have to be better at and injuries have been tough already so our objective is one game at a time. St Albans and their style will make it a different challenge for us tomorrow and we will need to be fully on our game if we want to get the desired result.”

It is hoped Ollie Chamberlain and Nat Jarvis will feature at some stage over the long weekend while international clearance for summer signing Callum Dolman has finally come through so he is now eligible for selection.

Matchday Information

Turnstiles, Bars, Club Shop and Refreshment Outlets open at 1.00pm

Matchday tickets are available to purchase in advance online HERE

Admission is also payable by card or cash at the turnstile, priced at £14 for Adults, £11 for Concessions (state pensioners & Students with ID), £5 for Youth (13-18 years), £2 for Juniors (6-12 years). Children aged under 6 are free with paying adult.

Printed Match Programmes will be available to purchase tomorrow from the Club Shop.

The programme is also available to read online HERE

Match commentary will be available on Peacocks Radio HERE

We extend our grateful thanks to tomorrow’s Match Sponsors Unofficial TTFC Away Travel Group

We welcome our Matchday Mascots tomorrow Robbie Squire, Lawson Ainsworth, Alex Kick and Jake Barstow

Last meeting: City ended the Peacocks’ 27 game unbeaten League run at home on January 28th 2023 when a second half goal from Tafari Moore saw the points return to Hertfordshire. Relive the match highlights HERE