We’re delighted to announce that Aaron Jones has signed a new deal with the Shots that will see him committed to the Club until the end of the 2024/25 season!
The right-back joined Aldershot in the summer having been a mainstay of Tommy Widdrington’s Kings Lynn Town side and has carried on as a key figure for the Shots boss having played every minute so far this season.
Jones was named as Vice-Captain in pre-season, but has seen himself wearing the armband for the majority of this campaign due to the injury of Club Captain Stuart O’Keefe.
The 29-year-old has also chipped in with two goals, scoring in a 1-1 draw against York City and adding to Lorent Tolaj’s hat-trick in our 4-1 Emirates FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round win over Lewes.
Jones said he’s more than happy to sign a new deal at a place that’s made him feel at home, saying:
“Now I’ve been here a few months, I understand what it means to pull on the red and blue shirt. It’s a passionate fanbase and I’m a player who always wears his heart on his sleeve. It feels like a great match and I couldn’t be happier to extend my contract.”
“I’ve had the opportunity to wear the captain’s armband in Stu’s (Stuart O’Keefe) absence and it’s been an honour to lead this young and exciting team.”
“I’d like to say a big thanks the gaffer and his staff for their trust and belief in me. Hopefully we can continue to make everyone connected with the club proud.”
Tommy Widdrington added: “I’m delighted for Aaron who of course followed me here from my previous club, where he showed the same level of commitment and consistency, which in turn made me feel he’s earned the longer deal.”
“There was a clause triggering a further year in the initial agreement but we are still well short of this and AJ jumped at the chance to committing to a longer deal.”
“He has also, due to the injury to Stuart (O’Keefe), taken on the mantle of Captain and has again reiterated the character I felt he had by leading the group superbly both on a matchday and through the working week.”