Capture of Glen Little is a coup for Aldershot

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It's a tale of two reunions on Saturday, as Aldershot Town welcome Bristol City to the EBB Stadium.

Needless to say the main event - besides the match - is Steve Coppell v Kevin Dillon, once numbers one and two at Reading, now on opposite dug-outs for the first time since their departure from the Madejski Stadium in May 2009.

It's also a warm welcome back to Aldershot for Marlon Jackson, who played such an enormous part in Aldershot's promotion chase last season, appearing 22 times on loan, and scoring once in the red and blue.

It's also another chance for Shots fans to ‘enjoy’ Albert Adomah, who so emphatically ripped Aldershot apart at Underhill in February, as Barnet ran out 3-0 winners. He has since joined The Robins, and will be itching to impress new boss Coppell.

Elsewhere, Shots have signed former Reading and Burnley winger Glen Little on a one year contract.

He had been on trial with the club following his release from Sheffield United, where he played 16 times in the Championship last season.

Little, 34, who has Premier League experience with Bolton Wanderers, Portsmouth and most notably Reading, has been immensely popular all throughout his career, especially at Reading, Burnley and Glentoran - the Irish club who notoriously rejected a young George Best.

He signed for The Shots on Thursday following the previous night's 3-0 win over neighbours Basingstoke and says that the decision was an easy one to make.

Speaking to The Shots Online, Little said: "I live locally and have always got on well with him (Dillon). He was a big factor in me joining the club."

On the challenges awaiting him at the EBB Stadium, he enthused: “I know about the play-offs and that he wants to do better this time around and this is perfect for me. I am really looking forward to the challenge."

The Shots and Little welcome Bristol City to the EBB on Saturday and begin their league campaign at Accrington on 7th August.

* Disclaimer: The views in this article are that of the writer and may not replicate those of the Professional Footballers' Association.

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