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Bampton Duals With Shrivenham

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Former Tamworth player David Bampton has joined Uhlsport Hellenic League Premier Division club Shrivenham from Evo-Stik League South West side Swindon Supermarine.

The experienced 32-year-old central midfielder, who is equally as comfortable at centre-back, has agreed a similar deal to his `Marine team-mate Macauley Dodson, who also joined the club recently on a dual registration basis.

Bampton began his career with the youth set-up at Swindon Town and, having captained the side, made three appearances for the Robins before being released in 2004 when he went on to have a successful spell at the top level in the non-League game with Tamworth, where he made 108 appearances between 2004 and 2008.

During his time with the Lambs, Bampton was selected for the England C squad by Paul Fairclough. However, injury ruled him out of contention and prevented him from making his international debut.

He then teamed up with Worcester City for a season, before returning to his home-town to sign for Supermarine.

Like Dodson, injury and work has hampered his progress this season. However, with six league games remaining, Shrivenham will benefit from the players` services as he looks to re-gain match fitness.

Manager Gareth Davies told his club`s official website: “We’re really pleased to be able to welcome David to our club. He is a very good all-round player who has bags of skill and will fit into our style of play and can cover a number of positions. He will bring a massive amount of experience to the squad and he will definitely help the younger players. He scores the odd goal, sees a pass and is a good athlete who can get around the pitch and I’m looking forwards to seeing him in a Shrivvy jersey.”

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