Aldershot News & Mail : 2020-07-08

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Alfy gives Town another Shot NEWS&MAIL Alfy Whittingha­m ALISTAIR WILSON MIDFIELD STAR SIGNS NEW CONTRACT AFTER BECOMING A FANS’ FAVOURITE IN FIRST SEASON had any problems training on his own during the coronaviru­s pandemic, but the midfielder is looking forward to the resumption of normal football. “I think we have all been doing our own thing and I think everyone will have had something they wanted to work on in the off season,” he said. “We can trust everyone to keep fit and be ready to go back. “The gaffer and the coaching staff have put on a few [virtual] sessions like yoga and strength and conditioni­ng to keep team morale up. It’s been good.” and to progress again next season. “I think it’s pretty important to have a good relationsh­ip with your manager and I trust Danny. It’s one of the biggest reasons that I’ve signed again. Hopefully [the supporters] can share in the good news with me. I’m delighted to be here and to be playing in front of them again next season. “My personal target is just to play as many games as I can and help the team win games and score as many goals as I can.” A personal trainer who admits he “loves fitness”, Whittingha­m has not his evening job in a gym. However, his risk paid off, with the midfielder becoming a fans’ favourite at the EBB Stadium last season as his hardworkin­g displays were recognised. Whittingha­m, who is the son of Portsmouth Football Club legend Guy Whittingha­m, is looking forward to pulling on a Shots shirt once again after signing a new deal last week. “I’m delighted and really looking forward to next season and to being here,” he told Shots TV. “I enjoyed my first season at the club and I can’t wait to build on it MIDFIELDER Alfy Whittingha­m says he is “delighted” to be staying at Aldershot Town for the 2020-21 season, admitting his trust for boss Danny Searle played a big part in his desire to stay in north Hampshire. After joining the Shots last summer, Whittingha­m, who turns 22 next week, made 24 appearance­s for the club, scoring twice. It was the former Hungerford Town player who approached Searle, and such was his enthusiasm to make the step up to the National League he agreed to do so on parttime wages, meaning he had to keep Published by Reach Southern Media Ltd, at Stoke Mill, Woking Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 1QA. Registered at the Post Office as a newspaper. Printed at Reach Printing Services (Watford) Ltd, St Albans Road, Watford, Hertfordsh­ire, WD24 7RG PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTE­D BY PRESSREADE­R PressReade­ +1 604 278 4604 . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW

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