Yes you're right it does sound like a vendetta but its not against the player more so St.Albans.
Just disappointed in that level at the moment really, specially when they only have to look down the road at SSML football and aylesbury's Jack Wood or Hanwell Towns Connor Duffy III to find so much more footballing ability.
Having played 42 games for Hendon last season then he must be of a decent standard at this level.
The right back position has been niggle for the Saints since the team that started last season fell apart after the sacking of the manager mid season.
You have to look at this in the context of budget and formation. On the left side we have an attacking left back who loves the overlap and does so at pace. It appears the management duo have devised a formation around that style and this guy fits the bill, given the attributes you describe. The new recruits this season appear to confirm this. With the signing of John Frendo, league leading scorer last season and the addition of some experienced heads to add to some exciting young prospects coming through a successful youth team, the future looks brighter than for some time.
Going to the pre season friendly against Edgar David's Barnet, who were relegated from league 2 last season, so an initial evaluation opportunity will be there.
I will report back....