Brown Left To Wait On Dixon Decision

The Aldershot News has reported that Terry Brown is waiting to see if Wanderers will use their 24-hour recall option to take Saturdays hat-trick hero Jonny Dixon back to Buckinghamshire.

Speaking to reporter Rebekah Wheller, Terry Brown said, “I do expect him to go back and it might not be at the end of his loan, it could be as early as Wednesday.

“When a player has already done a 28-day loan deal the club can put a 24-hour call back on him, we're waiting to see on Wednesday and that will be an absolute nightmare for us if it happens, so I am actively looking for another striker.

“You can't win in a situation like this, the better he does for me, the more chance there is he'll go back, perhaps I should have taken him off a bit earlier on Saturday,” added Brown.

It is widely known that Wanderers boss John Gorman rates Dixon as a young talent and with nine goals in 12 appearances for Aldershot, it's easy to see why.

Rumours are circulating, however, that the League Two club are poised to sign Yeading striker DJ Cambell.

Brown added: “I hope to God they do sign DJ Campbell so they can leave Jonny alone!”

Twenty-one-year-old Dixon is on a second loan spell from Wycombe, having impressed Shots fans the first time around with four goals in six games, he has now added five to that tally in as many games.

Speaking after the game on Saturday Dixon said: “There's no better feeling than scoring goals and playing football, at Wycombe I was just sitting on the bench, but I got to come here and play games and score goals.”

A man of the match performance on Saturday saw Dixon complete his hat-trick in style, ably assisted by Tim Sills and Dwain Clarke.

Dixon added: “It's good to score three goals, the lads have all signed the ball for me and it'll be a good thing to keep. It's been a good week for all of us really and to score goals on the way is just a bonus.

“The lads got together over the last week and we've had some team meetings. We've started climbing back up the table and started getting the right results.”

Right results indeed, as Aldershot are now unbeaten in five with three wins on the trot. With other results going their way on Saturday, the side also managed to consolidate their third place position, although Halifax and Exeter are snapping at their heels with games in hand.

After the highs of Tuesday night, the Shots were perfectly poised for the right result going into this game, with just one change from Tuesday night, Chris Giles coming in at right-back to replace an injured Phil Warner, they didn't disappoint with another fine display in all areas.

Boss Terry Brown's defensive worries have certainly been eased thanks to the fine performances put in consistently by Will Antwi at the back.

Meanwhile, the upsurge in form should also be credited to Steve Watson and Hugh McAuley, who are forming an excellent partnership in the middle — so much so, that Jon Challinor can't even force his way into the side!

And to top it off for Brown, a re-juvenated Sills and deadly Dixon are starting to fire up front.

With thanks to the Aldershot News.