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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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Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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