An attacking player equally at home playing as a striker or getting
forward from midfield position Shaxton had been training with Gloucester
City for several weeks having impressed at the Hartbury College
football set-up where he is a team-mate of City left-back Michael
Noakes. Had been set for a trial debut in December's planned league
cup tie with Didcot but with that postponed due to fog Shaxton had
to wait another couple of months to make his bow in a league fixture
against Corby. Shaxton seems set to benefit from Aaron Wilson's
departure which has given him a chance to impress with a more regular
spot in the squad. At the moment fans will unfortunately best remember
a spurned goal chance against Cirencester but Matt has a good turn
of pace and with a little more time could be an interesting prospect.
Shaxton had started the season playing in the Toolstation Western
League with Bridgwater Town where he has impressed in helping the
Somerset outfit to second in the division at the time of his signing.
The youngster is initially on dual registration with both clubs
so it will be a matter of time before it is clear whether Shaxton
will establish himself as a regular part of the City squad, or if
he'll continue to be mainly a Western League player.