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Bristol Rovers v Bolton Wanderers - Played For Both Clubs: Ricky Shakes

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I remember the good old days when writing about Bolton Wanderers and players who played for both clubs was an easy assignment. Everyone knew everyone and very little Googling had to be done.

These days it's a nightmare.

So when I took it upon myself to write said report I immediately regretted it.

Having used the caverns of my mind and drawn a blank, I turned to our old friend and asked the internet for help. Oh and what an answer I was handed.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Ricky Shakes.

Born in Brixton in 1985, yer man turned professional aged 19 at the mighty Bolton, though he would only make one Cup appearance for us and two loan appearances for Bristol Rovers, he still qualifies for this lovely segment.

He actually scored for us on his debut - away to Tranmere Rovers in January 2004, but spent time both at Rovers and Bury the following season before finally leaving the club to join Swindon Town. Two seasons there yielded five goals from 77 appearances.

A single season at Brentford saw Shakes make 42 appearances in total, scoring three times. He then dropped into non-league, making 122 appearances for Ebbsfleet Town between 2008 and 2012, hitting 27 goals in the process.

He then moved to Kidderminster Harriers where he remained for a year before leaving to sign for Boreham Wood, where he plays to this day. He has hit an impressive 12 goals in 58 games for the club.

A full international, Shakes was eligible to play for Trinidad and Tobago through his mother's heritage, and Guyana through his father's birth, and chose the latter though did make a sole appearances for T&T before committing to Guyana following a 2010 appeal to FIFA.