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Fitchett hopes to repeat childhood glory with Shots return

Former Salisbury City player is returning to the Aldershot ground which holds fond childhood memories

Dan Fitchett has signed for Aldershot Town

Dan Fitchett already knows what it’s like to be the hero at Aldershot Town – he scored a winner at the Rec for his school when he was just 12.

The Fleet-based 23-year-old has joined Andy Scott’s Shots on a free transfer from stricken Salisbury City, where he served 14 days’ notice after the club broke the terms of his contract.

Aldershot is a place he knows well having grown up nearby as well as putting in his UEFA 'B' coaching hours with the Shots' youth team.

And it also holds a special memory from his childhood.

Fitchett, who also works for the club's Football in the Community Scheme, said: “I scored the winner there when I was about 12 for Velmead in my junior school final – I’ve still got it on VHS.

“We won 1-0. I don’t remember much about the game other than the fact the pitch was huge and we were knackered because we were so tiny.

"But I also remember scoring my goal at the High Street end. It hit the post, came back to me and I put it in – it was a clinical finish."

Fitchett scored 16 times for the Whites last season and he is backing himself to find the net regularly again for Shots.

“Hopefully I can get a few more,” he added. “It’s always a target to get more. I think I can get 20-plus, it’s getting that consistency.

“It’s a good set-up down there, I know they are signing some good, experienced players.

"Last season they were signing players last-minute so I know the manager is excited about the squad he can put together with a bit more time.”

Fitchett joins his former captain at Salisbury, Glenn Wilson, at the Electrical Services Stadium next season.

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