‘I’ve got a lot to give’ - Bristol City and Charlton Athletic promotion hero finds new club

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The 32-year-old believes he still has something left to offer as he begins to wind down his career

Ex-Bristol City midfielder Scott Wagstaff has joined National League South outfit Tonbridge Angels.

Wagstaff had been without a club all summer after leaving Bromley and now he has dropped a division to restart his career.

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The 32-year-old had been training with the Kent-based side and played in a friendly match which was enough to earn him a deal at the semi-professional outfit.

"It’s a club going in the right direction and I’m really looking forward to being part of the journey now,” said Wagstaff after penning terms to KentOnline.

"I think I’ve still got a lot to give at a higher level. I’m not giving up on that.

"The standard at non-league is often a lot better than some LeagueTwo clubs. "A lot of older players drop into the national league now.

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"This will be the transition period now, it’s keeping myself fit, and getting a few other things in place for when I finish.”

At the time of his arrival, Tonbridge are 10th in the current standings, below Bath City, but ahead of Chippenham Town.

Wagstaff’s move to his new club will see him play in the sixth tier for the first time in his career, having played as high as the Championship, which is four divisions above his current level.

He was part of the 2014/15 side that convincingly won the League One title and the EFL Trophy at Wembley Stadium.

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The midfielder was brought to the club by Sean O’Driscoll in the summer of 2013 having left Charlton Athletic and played 35 times in total in City’s double-winning campaign.

Wagstaff left Ashton Gate in the summer of 2016 for Gillingham having made 90 appearances in total, scoring nine goals for the club.

He has since played for AFC Wimbledon and Forest Green Rovers, before settling in the non-league with Aldershot Town, Bromley and now his new club.

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