Date: 28th July 2009 at 5:07pm
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Aldershot have tonight announced that John Halls and Adam Hinshelwood have sign on a permanent basis.

John Halls started his career at Arsenal, but only managed a handful of cup apperances, making his debut against Manchester United.

After several loan spells he signed for Stoke City in 2003. After nearly three seasons at the Britannia, Halls was snapped up by promotion chasing Reading in 2006 for an inital fee of £250,000. He was part of the side that won promotion to the Premier League, with a record 106 points. Unfortunatley a achilles injury meant he only managed one Premier League apperance, away at Bolton Wanderers in 2007.

His chances were limited at Reading and was loaned out to Preston, Palace and Sheffield Utd during the 2007/08 before being released by the Berkshire club. Halls joined Brentford in 2008 and made 23 appearances for the League Two champions. He left Griffin Park in the summer of 2009 and has made 5 appearances for Aldershot in pre-season before signing a two-year deal.

Adam Hinshelwood is a centre back who began his career at Brighton & Hove Albion. He made his senior debut in 2002 and signed pro forms in 2003.

His impressive performances at the Withdean earned him a place in the England under 21’s squad in 2004/05 but he never made an appearance. In 2006/07 he was appointed Brighton’s captain.

His final few years at Albion were hit by a knee injury, first picked up towards the end of the 2005 season and it re-surfaced towards the end of 2006. Following four surgeries he was loaned out to non-league Lewes in 2008 before being released by The Seagulls.

He, like Halls, has been on trial with The Shots over pre-season and has done enough to be rewarded a contract by Mr Waddock.