Shots Sign Branston

25 June 2012 04:06
Aldershot Town have announced the signing of defender Guy Branston.

Guy Branston as begun a new chapter in a long career, with League Two side Aldershot Town.  The 33-year old began his career with Leicester City but failed to make a first team appearance, instead featuring on loan for Rushden & Diamonds, Colchester United, Plymouth Argyle, Lincoln City and Rotherham United, to whom he eventually moved to for £50k fee in 1999.

After amassing almost one-hundred appearances for the Millers, he then found himself out on loan once again to Wycombe Wanderers and Peterborough United before signing for Sheffield Wednesday in 2004, but he was on the move again after just eleven appearances for the Owls, returning to Peterborough United on loan before teaming up with Oldham Athletic and then full time with Peterborough United for a third spell.  During 2007, while still with the Posh, he had loan spells with Rochdale and Northampton Town and then teamed up with Notts County, but only made a single appearance before dropping down the leagues to team up with Kettering Town during the 2008-09 season.

From Kettering, he moved to Burton Albion and Torquay United on a successful loan period which saw him join the club on a permanent basis for the 2010-11 season and after being released, he joined Bradford City and made a return on loan to Rotherham United in 2011.

With plenty of experience, he now teams up with The Shots and speaking to the clubs official website, he said:  “I am excited by this challenge. I had a look around the club myself and really liked what I saw and took to the place immediately.

“I will bring experience to the club and am a player who knows how to use it in all situations. I have a cv which has recorded promotions over the years and I have good knowledge of the npower League 2. I want to be part of a strong club.

“It is fundamental to have a connection and a chemistry and I feel that I can have that here. I can’t wait to get started. I will work my socks off to try to get in the side first and foremost.

“The gaffer is trying to bring exciting players to the club. I like being around these kind of players. I am not an old bloke who wants seasoned pros around me. I want to be able to help young players. I have played a lot of games and I want to be able to pass that knowledge on at my age. There is a solid base already and I will be part of a team who will always give it our best shot."


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