Sam Hatton: Aldershot Town sign Grimsby midfielder

Conference Premier side Aldershot have signed midfielder Sam Hatton following his departure from Grimsby Town.

The 26-year-old England C international joined the Mariners from AFC Wimbledon in 2012 and made 30 league appearances last season.

"Sam was very keen to join us," Shots manager Andy Scott said.

"He's a dynamic midfield player, his passing range is excellent and he's got the physicality to compete in the centre of the park."

Hatton hopes he can help the Hampshire side return to the Football League following their relegation last summer.

"I was impressed with the ambition of the club and the facilities here are good," the former Stevenage trainee said.

"Hopefully my experience will help Aldershot Town be successful. The Football League is where everyone wants to be, and I feel that this is a good opportunity for me and the club to get back there."

Aldershot have not disclosed the length of Hatton's contract.