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Manny happy returns for Shots

Aldershot Town have re-signed midfielder Manny Oyeleke from Brentford on a loan deal until the end of the season

Manny Oyeleke has returned to Aldershot Town on loan until the end of the season

Aldershot Town have given their hopes of surviving relegation a huge boost by re-signing popular midfielder Manny Oyeleke on loan from Brentford until the end of the season

The 21 year-old made 33 appearances for the Shots between August and January, scoring four goals and earning great praise for his dynamic performances.

Andy Scott said: “We’re delighted to have him back. Manny did very well for us and knows what this Club is about, and knows what is required here.

"There were other clubs looking at him, and we’re fortunate that Brentford have allowed us to have him until the end of the season, which is ideal. He gives us a freshness and an energy in midfield that we’re going to need.

"He has been outstanding in Brentford's last two under-21 games, so he's fit, he's strong and he knows what he's coming into. He can't wait to come back and that's the sort of attitude that we want."

Oyeleke goes straight into the squad to face bottom club Hyde on March 29.

New loan signing Mark Phillips pictured in action against Aldershot Town's Michael Rankine in December 2011
 

Meanwhile, Scott has also brought in Southend United defender Mark Phillips and AFC Bournemouth striker Harry Cornick on loan deals until the end of the season.

Phillips, a 6ft 2in, 32-year-old centre-half, previously played for Scott at Brentford, where he won the 2008-09 League Two championship.

He has made 32 appearances for the Shrimpers this season, having been named their player of the season in 2011-12, plus a total of 114 appearances for Southend in a career spanning more than 250 games, which has also taken him to Millwall and Darlington.

Cornick, 19, who can play as a striker or winger, joined Bournemouth from Wessex League side Christchurch in January 2013.

He made five appearances on loan at Welling United earlier this year, scoring one goal.

 

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