Oliver Risser is looking to establish himself at Aldershot after joining the League Two side on a six-month deal.
The midfielder joins the Shots after 18 months with Swindon Town.
"After my loan I went back to Swindon and nothing had changed. This move is a possibility for me to play again at a competitive level."
Risser says that family reasons played a large part in his decision to move to the EBB Stadium.
"I did not want to move home as I have my family here [in the south]," he said.
"I wanted to stay in League One but this was a decision due to my family.
"We have moved so many times over the past year, I have got a little baby and we are settling down."