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Aldershot Town: Club Connections

Posted by Luke Davis
Posted on Thu 14 Feb 2019
Posted in First Team

FC Halifax Town face Aldershot Town this weekend. Ahead of the fixture, we take a look at some of the players to make appearances for both clubs.

Adam Smith (Winger) – The most recent player to play for both sides. Smith spent seven years at Chesterfield making over 60 appearances. Following brief spells with Gainsborough Trinity and York City, Smith joined Mansfield Town. Whilst with Mansfield, Smith spent two separate loan spells with Aldershot making a combined 12 appearances.

After leaving Mansfield, Smith signed for Lincoln City where he spent one season. Smith signed for the Shaymen in 2013. Smith’s first season with Halifax saw him make over 40 appearances, scoring three goals. His second season with the Shaymen was similar with only two more appearances than the 2013/14 season. Smith’s last club was Matlock Town which he left in late 2018 after talks with the manager.

Dean Howell (Defender) – Howell began his career with Notts County, but after failing to break through, spent time with Crewe Alexandra, Southport, and Morecambe. Howell originally signed for the Shaymen in 2004. After one season with the Shaymen he made 33 appearances and scored six goals. Howell’s second spell at Halifax was blighted with injury and restricted him to just one appearance in four months.

Between 2006 and 2008, Howell played for Weymouth, Grays Athletic, and Rushden & Diamonds making a combined 68 appearances. Howell signed for Aldershot ahead of the 2008/09 season. After failing to nail down a starting spot, Howell was sent out on loan to Bury in 2008. Howell left to sign for Crawley Town in 2010. Howell’s last club was Bury in 2014 on a loan deal from Fleetwood Town.

Marlon Jackson (Forward) – Jackson began his career with Bristol City. Jackson went out on various loan spells which included two with Aldershot. Jackson 33 appearances between 2009/10 scoring just one goal.

After leaving Bristol in 2012, Jackson spent time with Hereford United and Bury. From Bury, Jackson went out on loan to Lincoln City, making four appearances. In January 2014, Jackson signed for Halifax. However, after only six months, Jackson was released from the Shaymen and went onto sign for Oxford City. Jackson is currently plying his trade for National League North side Hereford United.

Jim Smith (Midfielder) – Spending his youth career with Sheffield United, Smith made his first senior appearances for Aldershot. Smith spent four years with the Southern side making over 70 appearances and scoring one goal. From Aldershot, Smith signed for the Shaymen in 1965. After 113 appearances and seven goals, Smith left to sign for Lincoln City in 1968. Smith retired from playing in 1973 before making the move to management. Smith’s last job was in 2008 where he was caretaker manager at Oxford United before Chris Wilder was appointed.

Other players include: Bob Wallace and Terry Shanahan.

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