WHO ARE THE SHOTS PLAYING?
A quick turnaround sees Shots back in action against Eastleigh at the EBB on Tuesday night. Eastleigh, otherwise known as the Spitfires, are currently sat 12th in the National League, having won four of their opening 11 fixtures.
HOW DID THEY DO LAST SEASON?
Eastleigh finished just three points off the Shots in 19th last season, surviving the drop by 12 points. Eastleigh were knocked out of the FA Cup by Boreham Wood in the first round, after beating Folkestone Invicta in the fourth qualifying round. The FA Trophy warranted a bit more success, beating Enfield Town 5-0 in the third round but eventually losing to Notts County in the fourth.
HOW DID WE GET ON AGAINST THEM LAST SEASON?
Shots and Eastleigh both won the away ties last season, Aldershot more emphatically, winning 3-0 at the Silverlake Stadium thanks to a Corie Andrews brace and a Lewis Kinsella 77th minute strike. Brennan Camp and Tyrone Barnett scored for Eastleigh at the EBB a few months later, earning the Spitfires a 2-0 victory.
WHO IS THEIR GAFFER?
Current Eastleigh manager is 47-year-old Lee Bradbury. Bradbury has been in management for over 10 years, first taking charge of AFC Bournemouth, lasting just over a year in the role before being dismissed. He went on to manage Havant & Waterlooville, as well as Eastbourne Borough, before he was appointed as assisstant to John Yems at Crawley Town. He left his role at Crawley in February 2022 to join current side Eastleigh, who he guided to safety last season.
EASTLEIGH SQUAD UPDATE:
After serving a 3 game suspension, Brennan Camp is available for selection for Eastleigh again, having started eight games before his suspension. Joe McDonnel, Charlie Carter, Tristan Abrahams, Ryan Hill, Corey Panter, Vincent Harper and JJ McKiernan are all likely to play, having all featured in 10 of Eastleigh’s 11 opening fixtures. Aaron Martin and Ousseynou Cisse could also feature, having started all 9 of the fixtures they have appeared in this season.
Now Brennan Camp is back from suspension, there is no other notable absentees from the Eastleigh squad, meaning Bradbury will have his full squad at his disposal.
While there is no ex-Shots in the Eastleigh side, Joe Partington has played for both sides. Now at Shots, Joe made over 150 appearances for Eastleigh over two spells between 14/15 – 16/17 and 19/20 – 20/21.
As the fixture is tomorrow, fans purchasing tickets have passed the early bird ticket prices. Tickets will be available to buy on the day of the game from the club shop with cash or card or by card for the East Bank from turnstile eight.
Tickets can be bought online HERE, and are priced as follows:
- Adult: £20
- Senior (over 65): £16
- Military personnel: £16
- Disabled: £16
- Young person (18-20): £16
- Junior (11-17): £7
- Under 11: FREE
WHERE TO FOLLOW THE GAME:
As always, live updates will be posted on Shots official Twitter @OfficialShots, and you can catch up with highlights of the game on the Aldershot YouTube channel HERE after the final whistle has gone.
There will be live BBC Surrey Sport online commentary of the game with Rob Worrall and a guest summariser.