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Parker on the transfer-list

SHOTS midfield man Adam Parker, who cost £10,000 from Hitchin Town last season, has been placed on the transfer-list by boss Terry Brown.

SHOTS midfield man Adam Parker, who cost £10,000 from Hitchin Town last season, has been placed on the transfer-list by boss Terry Brown.

Parker has struggled to earn himself a regualr first team place this season and is now free to speak to any other club about a transfer, while Brown looks to makes additions to the squad.

Meanwhile, Brown will be looking to put the past well and truly behind him tomorrow as he bids to turn around two previous defeats.

Chesham have already beaten Shots twice this year — once in pre-season and once in the league, a 2-1 defeat at the Rec on October 19 — and will be fired up to make it three in a row in front of a large home crowd at the Meadow.

One man certainly gunning for a Shots' victory will be Richard Gell, who is expected to return to first team action after four games on the sidelines.

Now the second longest serving player at the Rec, Gell moved to Aldershot from Chesham three years ago.

But tomorrow's match won't just be about getting one over on his old team. Gell will also be hoping to make an immediate impact on the game, after his start to the season has been hampered by injury.

Gell was one of only a handful of players who remained at the Rec after a summer clear out and has renewed his manager's faith in him by putting in superb performances when he has been fit enough to play.

Although making only two fleeting appearances throughout September, the displays he put in earned him the Player of the Month award.

Gell made his last appearance in the FA Cup tie against Lewes on October 12, which Shots won 2-0.

But his return to the side was short-lived. After coming on for the injured Dean Hooper after just 20 minutes, Gell was substituted himself just before half time and was taken to hospital with concussion.

When Chesham visited the Rec two weeks ago the game was marred by ugly scenes on the terraces and a disappointing refereeing display.

"Although we don't know the details, for the last two games there has been trouble on the terraces," said assistant manager Stuart Cash. "We're trying to attract bigger crowds and families and this has got to stop straight away.

"It does us no favours and distracts the players.

"Chesham is a nice club and we hope nobody destroys what we are going there for — a good game of football."

Shots are also hoping to be boosted by the return of Gell, Jason Cousins, Lee Charles, Anthony Charles and Roscoe D'Sane for Saturday's game.

Cash said: "We had a disappointing result on Saturday, but we'll soon get spirits back up.

"Saturday is an important game for us. We've lost two games against Chesham - once in pre-season and once in the League - so it's pay back for us.

"And it's a chance for us to go top."

Boss Terry Brown added: "We've got to concentrate on the Chesham's of this world, not the Dagenham's.

"It's my job to pick heads up. We will try and lift them a little bit in the changing room."

Shots' have been pulled through their recent injury crisis by the superb youth talent available to them and Cash for one, was quick to praise the job they have done.

"We've used them more than we would have liked but they came out with flying colours and deserve to keep their shirts."


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