Aldershot Town Football Club are deeply saddened by the news of the passing of former Aldershot FC player Alan Wooler.

Wooler joined the club after a spell with both Reading and West Ham United (as well as three loan spells with Boston Minutemen) at the start of his professional career before moving to Aldershot in 1976.

Primarily a left-back but also capable of playing at centre-back too, Wooler was with Aldershot for eight seasons and became a regular in the Aldershot FC starting line-up.

Wooler’s name so consistent in the Aldershot FC team-sheet, that for two-and-a-half seasons during his time with The Shots, he hadn’t missed a first-team game.

Alan was also an ever present in the 1978/79 FA Cup run for Aldershot FC, as The Shots made it to the 5th round for only the second time in its history.

The defender moved on from Aldershot after over 300 appearances for the club, (with loan spells at Finnish sides HJK Helsinki and Finnairin Palloilijat during the English close season while with The Shots), playing for local sides Leatherhead and Farnborough Town from 1985 until 1989.

We offer our deepest condolences to Alan’s family and friends at this extremely difficult moment in time.

For Saturday’s home game against Boreham Wood, we will be doing a minutes’ applause before the game to remember Alan and what he did during his time with Aldershot FC.