Former Bristol Rovers director Tommy Widdrington reunites with ex-Gas midfielder at Aldershot

-Credit: (Image: Pete Norton/Getty Images)
-Credit: (Image: Pete Norton/Getty Images)


Former Bristol Rovers director of football and interim manager Tommy Widdrington has reunited with ex-Gas midfielder Cameron Hargreaves at Aldershot Town with the duo also working together at King's Lynn Town.

Hargreaves, son of former Rovers under-21s manager and Yeovil Town boss Chris, made 36 appearances for the Gas first team having joined their youth set up from Exeter City in 2017.

The now-25-year-old featured briefly for Rovers in two of the three matches Widdrington took caretaker charge of during the 2020/21 season and also played under Ben Garner, Paul Tisdale and Joey Barton before going out on loan to Chippenham Town and King's Lynn the following campaign and then joining the latter on a free transfer two summers ago.

Both the loan deal and permanent transfer to King's Lynn saw Hargreaves work with Widdrington who became manager at the Walks Stadium in December 2021 following his departure from the Gas. The 52-year-old resigned in April 2023 to become Aldershot manager where he has worked with a number of other former Rovers players brought in with the help of Head of Recruitment and ex-Gas analyst Jamie Hedges.

As well as Hargreaves, the Shots have the likes of Josh Barrett and Jordi van Stappershoef amongst their ranks and have also had Cian Harries and Zain Walker on their books up until recently too.

On reuniting with Widdrington at a third club and some old teammates, the new Shots midfielder told their club media: "I've been with a lot of the lads at clubs I've been at in the past so, as well as knowing their games on the pitch, knowing them as people they're all good lads.

"The manager and Hugo I've worked with before. I know what they want from me and the team so I think it's a great fit.

"It gives you confidence to know that he's behind you and that he trusts you. I think that's massive and it will be good for me to be here."