LOAN WATCH: An update on our loaned-out players (November 2021)

Currently five Shots players are playing out on loan, with Elis Watts and Josh Fawole joining Farnborough FC, Ibby Akanbi joining Dagenham & Redbridge, Joe Rabbetts joining Met Police and Ryan Hall joining Wimborne Town.

(Reece Miller, Alfie Saunders, George Sheridan, Ben Shroll and Jayden Harris have since returned to the club following their respective loan spells)

George Fowler has also joined Vanarama National League South side Maidstone United on a permanent deal since joining the Stones on loan.

Here’s how they got on over the month of November:

Elis Watts

Elis made three starts for Farnborough throughout November. Two in the League and one in the FA Trophy.

The Welshman got an assist from a corner in Boro’s 2-0 home victory over Beaconsfield Town, and contributed heavily with a shot that lead to a goal in the 2-4 defeat at rivals Hayes & Yeading United.

Farnborough have a busy December ahead with League games against Harrow Borough, Merthyr Town, Truro City, Metropolitan Police, Yate Town, Swindon Supermarine and a Hampshire Senior Cup tie with AFC Bournemouth to look forward to.


Ibby Akanbi

Ibby Akanbi has featured in every game for Dagenham & Redbridge this month, mostly from the bench.

However, in his one start, as the Daggers took on Maidenhead United at York Road, Ibby netted for himself as well as racking up a hat-trick of assists for Angelo Balanta in a 4-1 win.

With Paul McCallum injured in the Daggers’ recent trip to Notts County, Akanbi will be looking to nail down a starting spot over the coming weeks.

(Photo Credit of Dagenham & Redbridge)

Joe Rabbetts

Joe was involved in the following matchday squads over the course of November: Barking FC (45 minutes) and then 90 minutes in their last three games against Wimborne Town (against fellow Shots graduate Ryan Hall), Yate Town and Hendon FC.

During this time, Rabbetts was part of a Met Police team that kept two clean sheets in that time too.

Following his month’s experience with Met Police, Rabbetts said:

“I’ve been really enjoying it the whole squad and management are great.

“I’ve improved a lot and gained a lot of experience.

“I feel really fit and ready to go and return back to Aldershot Town a better player.”


Josh Fawole

Josh is currently recovering from an injury that saw the forward unable to play over the course of November, with both Aldershot Town and Farnborough FC awaiting to see when he will be fit to return to action.


Alfie Saunders

Alfie started both League games in the opening week of November – both 2-0 home wins, over Tiverton Town and Beaconsfield Town respectively.

The 20-year-old full-back helped Farnborough to back-to-back clean sheets before being recalled by the Shots as he has gone onto make three senior appearances so far, all of which have been victories and two clean sheets.


Ryan Hall

Hall’s most recent game for Wimborne came in their away trip to Dorchester Town, with the young shot-stopper unfortunately falling to a 3-0 defeat that day.

However, Hall helped his temporary side to an impressive 2-1 away victory against Weston-Super-Mare in the Buildbase FA Trophy, with a fantastic save around the 60th minute to keep his side level, before Wimborne went on to score the winner shortly after.

The Aldershot Town academy graduate was also part of the side that bowed out of the Southern League Challenge Cup at the third round stage, defeated at home to Paulton Rovers.

Hall was also between the sticks for Wimborne’s fixture against Kings Langley in early November, which was also his debut for the Magpies, having joined them on loan the day before the game.

All this experience will be beneficial for Hall as he will look for more game-time experience for when he returns to the EBB Stadium soon.