WHO ARE THE SHOTS PLAYING?
Aldershot will host Maidenhead United at the EBB this weekend. Maidenhead, otherwise known as ‘The Magpies’ are currently sat 15th in the National League, just one point ahead of The Shots.
HOW DID THEY GET ON LAST SEASON?
Maidenhead finished 17th in the National League last season, after picking up 51 points from 44 games. They made the first round proper of the FA Cup, but lost 7-4 to Halifax Town. Maidenhead did not compete in the FA Trophy, as their third round tie with Maidstone was cancelled.
HOW DID WE GET ON AGAINST THEM LAST SEASON?
Maidenhead and Aldershot shared the points on both occasions last season, with the sides split 1-1 at the EBB in January last year, and then the sides drew 2-2 in the reverse fixture in April.
WHO IS THEIR GAFFER?
Current Maidenhead manager is Alan Devonshire, who made over 350 appearances for West Ham in his playing days. Devonshire had a previous spell with Maidenhead between 1996-2003, as well as managing Osterley, Brentford Women, Hampton & Richmond Borough, Braintree, and then back to Maidenhead in 2015. Devonshire has managed over 350 Maidenhead games over his two spells, winning 139 of them.
MAIDENHEAD SQUAD UPDATE:
Goalkeeper Daniel Gyollai will be avaliable for Maidenhead after serving a 3 game red card suspension. Maidenhead have no other absentees through suspension or injury, so Devonshire will be able to pick his best 11. Joint top scorers Charlee Adams and Emile Acquah on three goals will likely both play for Maidenhead. Remy Clerima and Zico Asare have played the most minutes out of anyone in the squad, as well as the perviously mentioned Daniel Gyollai, who have all played over 1400 minutes.
Of the new additions, Asare, Kpekawa and Koby Arthur from Oxford City, Hemel Hempstead and Dover have appeared the most, with Kpekawa and Arthur also in contention to play tomorrow.
Will De Havilland is the only former Aldershot player in the current Maidenhead team. De Havilland spent 2 months on loan at the Shots in the 2017/18 season, making eight appearances in the National League.
HOW TO GET TICKETS:
Tickets for Maidenhead are available via the club shop, online HERE, or by calling 01252320211.
As the early bird has now passed, they 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
HOW 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.