Due to their being no league or cup encounter for the Shots this weekend, a mixed squad will travel to National League South side Slough Town next Tuesday, with kick-off at 7:45pm.
Manager Danny Searle is expected to have a fully fit playing squad to choose from, including the returning James Rowe, who played just over 30 minutes in our Hampshire Senior Cup tie with Moneyfields FC.
However, defender George Fowler, continues to be unavailable following a recent reoccurrence of a previous injury that sees him out for the foreseeable future.
Although, the manager may experiment with his squad and expect a couple of new names, seeing as it’s a midweek friendly.
Name: Slough Town Football Club
Founded: 1893 (as Slough)
Nickname: The Rebels
Manager: Neil Baker/Jon Underwood
Stadium: Arbour Park
Final position last season: 11th in the National League South.
Current League position: 2nd in National League South.
The history of the club began in 1890 when three teams Swifts, Slough Albion and Young Men’s Friendly Society formed a new club, Slough F.C, between them. The team initially played in the Southern Alliance, alongside the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Windsor & Eton before later moving on to the Great Western Suburban League.
The 2017-18 season was one of their best for many years. In December they reached the second round of the FA Cup against Rochdale at home. The game was televised by BT Sport and Slough lost 4-0. With records broken for points attained and goals scored they went on to finish 3rd in the league. Slough were in play off action again. After a home 3-1 win against Kettering Town they played away to King’s Lynn Town in the final. By virtue of an 89th-minute winner from Manny Williams, they won 2-1 and thus secured promotion to the National League South for the forthcoming season.
The Rebels Squad:
There is a number of well-recognised National League players within the Slough Town squad, who will definitely pose a threat for the Shots. One name in particular that Aldershot Town fans may remember is former loanee Scott Davies, who went on loan to the Shots three times in total, making 98 appearances and scoring 26 times. The connection between the Shots and the Rebels even goes as far as their management staff, with joint manager Neil Baker making 23 appearances for Aldershot Town, scoring once.
Alongside this, the Rebels also have former Portsmouth and Dover Athletic forward Ryan Bird in their ranks, who also boasts a prolific goal-scoring record during his time at Dover, making 46 appearances and scoring 16 times.