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Aldershot Town take Plymouth Argyle striker Alex Fletcher on loan

Loan star Alex Fletcher is on his way back to the National League

Aldershot completed a loan move for Plymouth Argyle striker Alex Fletcher in the final hours before the transfer window for English Football League clubs closed.

The 20-year-old could make his debut for the 19th-placed Shots when they host Barrow in the National League on Saturday after completing an initial one-month switch in the final hours before Monday’s 5pm deadline for permanent deals and loans. If you fancy their chances then check out betolimp.com/.

Academy graduate Fletcher has not made a first team appearance for the Pilgrims under Ryan Lowe this season and was an unused substitute for the club’s 4-2 Carabao Cup second round defeat by Reading at Home Park last Tuesday.

The striker – who’s slipped down the pecking order behind 18-year-old Klaidi Lolos is no stranger to the National League club after making two starts and a substitute’s appearance for Torquay United during a one-month stint in season 2017/18 season.

After the deal was announced on Tuesday morning, Fletcher could feature in home games against Wrexham and Yeovil Town, as well as trips to Stockport County and Chesterfield.

Fletcher made his first team debut at home for the Pilgrims in the FA Cup in a 0–0 draw with Newport County, on as a 79th-minute substitute for Craig Tanner.

He signed a professional contract in the summer of 2017, making his full debut in an EFL Trophy group stage game against Chelsea U21s and scoring twice in the last two minutes as Argyle came from behind to win on penalties. Fletcher scored his first career league goal in a League One game, a 2–1 defeat to Fleetwood Town.

The Shots welcomed Fletcher in a statement on the club’s website. “The Newton Abbot-born forward will be hoping to make an instant impact with the Shots as both he and the squad look ahead to this Saturday’s home game against Barrow and will wear the number 29 shirt,” said the club.

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