A BRISTOL City trainee, Sandell was forced to drop back into non-league football to rebuild his career.

Spells at Paulton Rovers and Bath City saw Bristol Rovers hand Sandell another Football League chance.

But he was loaned out to non-league Salisbury before he made the switch permanent and made 49 appearances in two seasons.

Then Aldershot boss Gary Waddock took him to the Recreation Ground when he played 52 times before his former boss brought him to Adams Park as a replacement for Craig Woodman, who left for Brentford, in July 2010.