Scott Donnelly hoping to impress Aldershot Town fans

Aldershot midfielder Scott Donnelly hopes to impress the club's fans after re-joining the League Two side.

The 24-year-old signed a short-term deal with the Shots this week.

He told BBC Surrey: "I was a bit surprised when it came about but it's given me the option to come here and show the fans I am an improved player.

"I like to think I'm in a lot better shape than I used to be. It may take me time to get match-fit but when I am on the pitch, it'll be non-stop running."

Donnelly, who was released by Swansea earlier this season, has not played a League game since December last year when a cruciate ligament injury ended a loan spell at Wycombe.

He added: "I'm more professional, more experienced and technically I'm better.

"Fingers-crossed the fans will see a difference and it will be a good difference."

Donnelly left the Shots to join Swansea City, who were then in the Championship, two years ago.

However he enjoyed a frustrating spell with the Welsh side after Paulo Sousa, the manager who signed him, left the club within days of Donnelly joining.

"It was a massive opportunity for me," he continued.

"There was no doubt in my mind I had to do it.

"It started well in pre-season but when Brendan Rodgers came in, the first game he had I probably had one of the worst games I've ever had.

"I stuck it out for a while and managed to get on the bench but it wasn't meant to be and I went on loan to Wycombe. The injury derailed me."