Midfield dynamo Liam Bellamy’s move to Aldershot Town
The 24-year-old midfielder who played for more than 160 games for Ebbsfleet United and the Whites is the latest acquisition for Aldershot Town.
Bellamy, who is a strong and dynamic box to box midfielder, is 6ft 2in. The player graduated from Brentford and Charlton Athletic academies from where he was spotted by Ebbsfleet United in the summer of 2012 having had a brief loan spell at griffin’s park. During his time at Charlton and Brentford, Bellamy had successive loan spells at Hastings United, Merstham, Cray Wanderers, Welling United and Chelmsford City. Liam made 39 appearances in the Blue Square 2012-13 Premier League Season before he made a move to the Crabble during the summer of 2013. He was a regular starter throughout the 2013 -14 season when Dover Athletic FC emerged victorious in Skrill-South play-off finals, where he was also in the starting line-up during their 3rd round FA Cup fixture against Crystal Palace.
At the press conference, Liam acknowledged that Gary Waddock is a manager that he has always looked forward to work with. Bellamy added that he believed in his philosophies as well as the team that he was building; he also said that he was proud to be part of Waddock’s plan. He already has a bunch of friends here and is looking forward to the new challenge. Also, he admitted that he had a good time at Dover and that he has always been desperate to take Dover’s to Wembley with an intention of getting them promoted. Last season, he came back into the side after a lengthy lay-off and put the Whites within 2 points of securing a play-off in the National League; Bellamy has put everything behind him and time has come for him to move on.
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Bellamy is already looking forward to returning to full-time training and thinks that the best thing for him is to develop as a player and that Aldershot Town has presented him with a perfect opportunity to develop his skills. He knows that Aldershot is a great club, and has already fallen in love with the fans. Also, he is already looking forward to the exciting challenge ahead. Bellamy is the type of player who is very athletic, and likes to move up and down on the pitch apart from getting inside the box. He knows that the National League is very physical and is hopeful that he is a perfect asset for Aldershot Town.
Liam began his football career at Charlton Athletic where he played for Addick Youth Teams; he was then loaned to several non-youth clubs. In 2011 he joined Brentford after impressing during trials. Then he put pen to paper a 2-year deal with their development squad before being offset to Ebbsfleet United in March 2012, where he made 39 appearances for Fleets in the Conference Premier League. Liam was Chris Kinnear’s 4th new signing during the summer of 2013 before he went on to score 6 goals in 39 appearances; he was a part of the squad that got promoted that season.