Shots Sign Barnes-Homer

Aldershot Town have signed former Macclesfield Town and Kidderminster Harriers striker Matthew Barnes-Homer on a one-year contract.

The 29 year-old from Dudley scored nine goals in 24 starts for The Silkmen last season, after joining from Whitehawk, and now returns to the Club for whom he made three appearances in September 2004.

Beginning his career at Wolverhampton Wanderers, Matthew has enjoyed successful spells at Kidderminster Harriers – where he scored 35 goals in 100 appearances – as well as Luton Town (18 goals in 2010-11) and his first season at Macclesfield Town, when he scored 23 goals in 2012-13.

A powerful and versatile goal poacher, Matthew has also played in the Conference for Forest Green Rovers and Cambridge United in a career which currently boasts almost 100 goals in under 300 appearances.

“I’ve scored goals wherever I’ve been,” confirmed Barnes-Homer, “and I plan to get to 20 again this season. I was back to my old self last season, I was enjoying football again and I’m already excited about next season. It was great to be a part of Macclesfield’s promotion challenge last season and I am excited by Barry Smith’s own ambitions. Every Club I’ve been at have been challenging for promotion and I want to win things with Aldershot Town. Barry is a winner and I want to help the Club get back into the Football League.

“I can play a couple of roles in the team, either in a front two or on my own,” he explained, “and Barry told me that he wants a presence up front and a proven goalscorer. But there’s always room to improve, you’re always trying to add to your game and every year I try to push myself to the limit to beat my previous targets.”