Forward David Laird has this week decided to leave the club in order to play more regular football. Laird has been a fans' favourite since signing in 2009 and was pivotal in the club's Treble success of 2011. He has scored 43 times in little over 100 starts in this time, but has struggled to hold down a place this season. Manager Gary Meakin said "Despite being an undoubtedly talented player, David felt his opportunities here had become limited. After discussing the matter, we agreed it would be in everyone’s best interests for him to seek an opportunity elsewhere." Gary and all at the club wish him the best in his future career. Meanwhile a new signing into the squad is Hector Mackie, who came off the bench in Saturday's win over Margate. 24 year old Scotsman Mackie started at St. Albans when they were in the Conference South, and then played for Bath City gaining promotion into the Conference, before moving back to London. He had a spell back to St. Albans before signing for Harlow Town. He is a wide midfield player with lots of energy and is a powerful runner with the ball, and Meakin hopes he will give the squad a different dimension and a new option in attack.
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