Date: 8th July 2010 at 7:58pm
Written by:

Former York City skipper Emmanuel Panther has signed an initial one-year deal with Aldershot Town after being released by Exeter City.

The 26-year-old was actually part of the Morecambe side that reached the play-offs last season during an extended loan spell at Christie Park.

“This is an important signing for us and I am really enthused that we have been able to attract Manny to the club,” manager Kevin Dillon told Aldershot’s official website. “He is a tall, powerful lad who plays an important role within the team.

“He is a sitting midfielder but he can also get around the pitch well too. I class him as the ‘glue that keeps everything together’ because he has the ability to fill the gaps and we sometimes got caught last season.

“Overall though Manny is a good athlete and is excited by the challenge ahead of him. He is raring to go and I am so pleased to be able to welcome him to the club.”

Glasgow-born Panther made 135 appearances and scored four times for the Minstermen after earlier spells at St Johnstone, Brechin City and Partick Thistle.

But he moved onto Exeter two years ago and then had a disastrous brief loan stint at Rushden & Diamonds in which he was sent-off twice in three games.

Join The Vital Debate