Shots Sign Defender

Aldershot Town confirmed today that defender, Tarkan Mustafa has joined the club. The player has signed from Conference South club Hornchurch - who have recently been forced to off load players following the collapse of their big money backers.

Born in London in 1973, he began life as a school boy with Norwich City before joining Wimbledon but failed to make any appearances in the Don's first team. He had spells at Kettering, Barnet and Kingstonian – where he was part of their 1999 FA Trophy winning side, scoring the winning goal.

Tarkan made apperences in Division Three with Rushden and Diamonds but was transfer listed by them back in 2002 when he wasn't guaranteed a first team place due to the stiff competition from the clubs other right-backs.

Several clubs were linked with his signing and he had a trial at Coventry City - but he eventually joined Doncaster Rovers on loan, before returning to Rushden and Diamonds in January 2003. He then moved into the Conference with Daggenham and Redbridge and was part of their play off team before he moved to Hornchurch who at the time were reportedly throwing money at players in a bid to be the “Chelsea of the non-league.”

No details are currently known about the contract offer but it has been announced that he will wear the number 7 shirt.