Guy Madjo Player Profile
Debut: Carlisle United (A, 0-1), 24/09/2011
Guy Madjo was officially confirmed as Stevenage’s first signing of the 2011 close season in mid-June, ending the striker’s two-year absence from English football. Madjo arrived at the Lamex Stadium having plyed his trade in Albania with KS Bylis Ballsh and in China beforehand.
The player certainly is not short of English experience. A veritable veteran (almost) of Football League and non-league, Madjo can count Shrewsbury Town, Crawley Town, Forest Green Rovers and Bristol City as his former calling points along his career path.
His arrival at Bristol City came after he scored prolifically at lowly Petersfield Town, and his goalscoring record has remained respectable since. It is undoubtedly the case that manager Graham Westley saw the physical front man as an individual suited to League One football heading into 2011/2.
Not that Boro’ were short of striking options when Madjo arrived. During the second half of the 2010/1 season, the Hertfordshire side had recruited Craig Reid, Byron Harrison and had shoved Darius Charles up top. Nothing like a bit of healthy competition!
It was that competition that may ultimately have paved the way for Madjo to leave Boro’ so soon after joining. After a loan stint with Port Vale, the striker was allowed to move to Aldershot Town for a five-figure sum and after just one substitute appearance for the Hertfordshire side.