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Date: 13-07-05 Sheldon arrives at last
With the boardroom takeover finally completed the Harriers manager can now get back to signing new players again after it was all put on hold just prior to the Bewdley friendly last Saturday.  On that occasion the signings he had made could not play due to a lack of insurance due in turn to the boardroom antics not being resolved in time.

With Lionel Newton finally signing his shares over to Aggborough Holdings it is full throttle form this day forward.

One signing that had been mentioned up until last week was the one involving Exeter City's Gareth Sheldon.  Today he arrived at Aggborough to sign on the dotted but it's not known yet if he'll be playing at Bromsgrove tonight.

Sheldon started out as a trainee at Scunthorpe United and by the time he left in May 2002 he had made over 100 appearances for North Lincolnshire side and scored 11 goals.  He then moved to Exeter in May 2002 and has made 89 appearances while scoring 16 goals.

Stuart Watkiss told the Official website that he was delighted to finally get his man:
"It's been quite well documented throughout the summer that Gareth is a player we've been interested in.  Now everything is sorted here he's on his way down to us as we speak and a deal should be concluded today.

He's a player I know a lot about as I've seen him play since he was at Youth Team level at Scunthorpe.  I've seen him progress from there and he's a good, adaptable player with some size and strength about him.

He also knows what the Conference is all about so hopefully he will be an asset to us.  I wanted to sign him while I was at Mansfield so I'm delighted to finally have him on board."


Team news tonight is that Iyseden Christie will not be playing due to an un-known injury and Chris McHale will be out with a foot injury for up to two months.  The team tonight will be made up of new players, triallists and contracted players.




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