When Charlton visit Aldershot on Wednesday night, the main beneficiary will be local legend Paul Shrubb who has been a scout for the Addicks for the past six years writes Erith Addick Paul May. It will be the 51-year old's benefit match. He has his birthday on the match night, having played for Shots in the Football League for five years up to 1987 and then returning to the newly-formed Aldershot Town as player-coach and assistant manager from 1992 to 1997.
Sadly, Paul has motor neurone disease for which there is no known cure. It has affected a number of footballers over the age of fifty. Puts your own problems in perspective.