Busy Day For Shots As Loan Window Closes

Shots manager Dean Holdsworth continued to live up to his "loan" reputation as the window drew shut on Thursday afternoon with two more players joining the club.

Luton Town midfielder Charlie Henry and Burton Albion striker Greg Pearson made their way in to the EBB Stadium while highly rated midfielder Adam Mekki joined Basingstoke Town.

24-year-old attacking midfielder Henry previously played under Holdsworth during a successful two seasons at Newport County where he netted 11 goals in 55 matches, and he has also featured for Cambridge City and Havant and Waterlooville.

A former England C international Charlie also played for Haverhill Rovers in the FA Cup fourth qualifying round versus Aldershot Town in 2006 and he has agreed to play for the club until 22nd January 2012.

26-year-old former West Ham United player Pearson is currently at Burton Albion where he has netted 37 goals in 118 appearances.  He was an influential part of the Brewers Conference winning squad of 2008/09 and scored the Staffordshire clubs first ever Football League goal and their first ever Football League hat-trick when he netted a treble in their 6-1 victory versus Aldershot Town in December 2009.

He will remain at the club until 7th January 2012.

Meanwhile, Adam Mekki has joined Basingstoke Town until 22nd January 2012, despite impressing during Tuesday evening's FA Cup first round replay victory versus Maidenhead United.

Manager Holdsworth told the clubs official website:  “I am really grateful to Player Share's contribution to make these loan signings happen. It is a really valuable contribution and I cannot thank them enough. I am delighted that a lot of work that has been undertaken recently has paid off. We have brought in some good players who I am looking forward to working with. It puts healthy pressure on the squad which is important.

"With regards to Adam he knows how much I think of him. His progression at the moment is about playing football. It is important to man manage him at this stage of his career and he needs regular games under his belt and he will come back fresh as a daisy in January eager to put the Aldershot Town shirt on".

The pair join the club, along with Adam Smith, who re-joined the club on loan from Mansfield Town yesterday.

It has also been reported that Hayes & Yeading have missed out on signing Henrik Breimyr as Dean Holdsworth wanted him to remain at the club to feature for the first team.