Fitchett joins Wilson at Aldershot

Dan Fitchett, pictured, scoring at Port Vale last year.

Dan Fitchett, pictured, scoring at Port Vale last year.

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DAN Fitchett is the eighth player to leave financially wounded Salisbury City as he joins last season’s skipper Glenn Wilson at Aldershot Town.

The 23-year-old, who fired 16 times for  Whites in Conference Premier under departing boss Mikey Harris, has penned a deal with the club he played for as a youth.

Fitchett, also earning international caps for England C, served at the Ray Mac for almost three seasons since signing from Wycombe Wanderers.

“I am really excited to be here,” Fitchett explained.

“Aldershot is my local club and I can't wait to get started. Town ticked all the boxes for me - the club is really professional, the facilities are great and it's still near-enough a Football League set-up.

“As a striker goals are a key part of my game but I think I bring a few different things too: I'm quick, direct and live on the last shoulder of the defenders and I can also play the ball to the feet.

“I've done well in the past two seasons but I think I can do better.”

The striker leaves the Whites amid their financial plight, with the club being relegated to Conference South from Conference Premier after failing to pay players’ wages and secure a bond of £50,000. If the two payments aren’t resolved by Friday (July 4) at 5pm, they face being slashed from the division.

Fitchett’s time at Whites:

• 2011: Scored in their famous 3-2 (AET) win at Grimsby Town

• 2012: Played at Bramall Lane against Sheffield United in the FA Cup third round

• 2013: Conference South play-off winner

• 2013: Netted at Port Vale in the FA Cup second round

City’s departing players:

Brian Dutton (Havant and Waterlooville)

Jamie White (Bristol Rovers)

Clovis Kamdjo (Forest Green Rovers)

Luke Ruddick (Sutton United)

Callum Hart (Sutton United)

Glenn Wilson (Aldershot Town)

Elliott Frear (Forest Green Rovers)

Dan Fitchett (Aldershot Town)

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