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Aldershot bring in goalkeeper Will Mannion

National League side Aldershot have brought in Hull City goalkeeper Will Mannion on a loan deal until January.

The 20-year-old shot stopper joined the Tigers on a three-year deal from AFC Wimbledon in the summer of 2016 and has featured in one first team game.

Mannion caught the eye during his time with the Dons where he played a vital role in Wimbledon’s impressive run in the 2015-16 FA Youth Cup, which saw them beat sides such as Watford and Newcastle.

The England youth international spent time on loan with League One side Plymouth Argyle at the start of last season.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Aldershot’s new goalkeeper said, “I’ve been told this is a great club, and the aim this season is the same as last year – to win promotion.

“I just want to get some games under my belt now. I want to be pushing for the first-team at Hull City, but I’m at the age where I need to be playing week in, week out, so I’m looking forward to playing here.

“I’ve seen the difference between Academy and senior football, and experienced it a few times, and you’ve got to step up and perform. It’s what you’ve got to do to make it.”

Mannion will be reunited with former AFC Wimbledon goalkeeper coach Andy Little at the Recreation Ground this season.

 

 

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