THE OPPOSITION: Aldershot Town
Updated Friday, 5th February 2010
A look at the Shots' squad
Stephen Henderson joined the Shots in 2010 on loan from Bristol City. He started his career at Aston Villa before moving to Ashton Gate in 2007. He has had loan spells at York City, Weymouth and Wycombe.
Mikhael Jaimez-Ruiz is a former Barnet player who joined Aldershot from Northwood. League Appearances for Aldershot: 41(2).
Anthony Charles is well known to Barnet fans having joined the Bees in 2004/05 and playing a part in the club’s promotion to the league that season. He joined the Shots on loan towards the end of 2006/07 and moved permanently in the summer of 2007. Anthony is in his second spell at the club having played for them before moving to Farnborough and then Barnet. He began his career at Crewe Alexandra. League Appearances for Aldershot: 104(1), Goals: 6.
John Halls joined Aldershot in the summer 0f 2009 from Brentford. He began his career at Arsenal and made three League Cup appearances for the Gunners. He had loan spells at Colchester and Stoke City before joining the Potteries club in 2003. He moved to Reading in 2006 for £250,000 but failed to gain a first team place there and was loaned out to Preston, Sheffield united and Crystal Palace before joining Brentford in 2008. League Appearances for Aldershot: 9(4).
Ben Herd joined Aldershot in the summer of 2009 from Shrewsbury Town where he made over 150 first team appearances after joining the Shrews from Watford in 2005. League Appearances for Aldershot: 18(1).
Chris Blackburn began his career at Chester before moving to Northwich and then on to Morecambe where he made over 100 appearances for the Shrimps, scoring 4 goals and helping them gain promotion from the Conference in 2007 via the play-offs. He moved to Swindon Town in the summer of 2007 but only made 4 starts for the Robins and had a spell on loan at Weymouth. He joined Aldershot in May 2008. League Appearances for Aldershot: 56(3).
David Winfield is another product of the youth team. He had a spell on loan at Salisbury last season. League Appearances for Aldershot: 59(22), Goals: 4.
Anthony Straker joined Aldershot from Crystal Palace in 2007. Appearances for Aldershot: 89(5), Goals: 1.
Andy Sandell joined Aldershot in January 2009 from Blue Square Premier club, Salisbury, after an initial loan period. He started his career at Bristol City before moving into non-league football with Malmesbury Victoria before subsequently playing for Melksham Town, Paulton Rovers and Bath City. He joined Bristol Rovers in 2006 and helped them win promotion from League Two in 2007 before joining Salisbury, initially on loan. Appearances for Aldershot: 43(5), Goals: 7.
Dean Howell signed for the Shots in May 2008 from Rushden & Diamonds. The left sided midfield player has played for a number of clubs, including Notts County, Crewe, Rochdale, Colchester, Halifax, Morecambe, Southport, Weymouth and Grays. He is currently on loan at Bury. Appearances for Aldershot: 14.
Lewis Chalmers was signed from Altrincham in the summer of 2007 and has been capped by the England National Game XI. League Appearances for Aldershot: 79(9), Goals: 4.
Scott Donnelly was previously with QPR. League Appearances for Aldershot: 35(14), Goals: 10.
Ben Harding is in his second spell with Aldershot, having also played for MK Dons and Grays. League Appearances for Aldershot: 85(5), Goals: 7.
Louie Soares is another player well known at Underhill. He joined the Bees in the summer of 2005 and played 25 times scoring 1 goal. He joined Aldershot in the summer of 2006 and has been capped by Barbados at full international level. He signed a new 2 year contract in May 2008. Appearances for Aldershot: 117(20), Goals: 17.
Marvin Morgan is a former Yeading player, who joined Woking in the summer of 2007 and scored 10 goals in 39 starts in the Blue Square Premier last season for the Cards. He was voted player of the year for Woking last season. He joined Aldershot for an undisclosed fee in May 2008. League Appearances for Aldershot: 43(13), Goals: 14.
John Grant joined the Shots from Halifax in 2006. He scored 14 goals in 54 games for Halifax and has also played for Shrewsbury, Telford, Hereford and Crewe. League Appearances for Aldershot: 103(22), Goals: 47.
Danny Hylton is a product of the youth system. Appearances for Aldershot: 26(36), Goals: 12.
Marlon Jackson is on loan from Bristol City. He had a loan spell at Hereford earlier this season. League Appearances for Aldershot: 7(3), Goals: 1.