FORMER Town frontman Junior Mendes is aiming to help fire Aldershot back into the Football League – and win another couple of trophies to boot.
Town assistant manager John Dungworth’s old club have signed the much-travelled 31-year-old on loan for the rest of the season.
Aldershot went into today’s Blue Square Premier home clash with Kidderminster leading the table by five points from Torquay.
They are also in the semi-finals of the FA Trophy and Setanta Shield.
Ebbsfleet United are their opponents over two legs in the Trophy while Woking visit in the Shield.
Should Shots beat Woking, their final opponents could be Halifax, who made it to the quarter-finals by winning 1-0 at Nuneaton on Tuesday, when Town’s Tom Clarke made his second appearance on loan for the Shaymen.
Clarke played alongside Mendes during the latter’s Town stint, which ran from July 2004, when he joined on a free from Mansfield, until June 2006, when he switched to Notts County, also on a free, having had loan spells at Northampton and Grimsby.
Mendes has also played for St Mirren, Carlisle, Dunfermline and Lincoln.