Shots Sign Trialist Browne

Aldershot Town have signed former Norwich City and Charlton Athletic winger Rhys Browne following a successful trial period.

The 19 year-old from Romford, who won the 2013 FA Youth Cup with The Canaries, scored the winning goal against Basingstoke Town last Saturday and impressed in Wednesday night’s defeat to Chelsea Under 21s.

Browne, who was part of Charlton’s Under 21 squad last season, made his full international debut for Antigua and Barbuda in June, playing in both legs of a World Cup qualifier against Saint Lucia which The Benna Boys won 5-4 on aggregate.

“He’s got a lot of ability and he’s definitely a player who will please the fans,” said Barry Smith of the winger who can also play as a striker and attacking midfielder. “Rhys fulfils everything that we’re looking for in a wide player – he’s quick, he’s got a trick, he’s enthusiastic and has had a good upbringing in football. When you see someone as exciting as Rhys you want to have these type of players in your squad.

“He wants to do well for Aldershot Town and he also wants to progress as a player and we’re going to give him that opportunity to learn here.”

Rhys will wear squad number 15.

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