Yeovil Town have taken former Bristol Rovers loan defender Aaron Downes on trial. The 27 year old, who was on the books of Chesterfield four eight years, was a second half substitute in tonight's 2-0 win over Poole Town, slotting in as a central defender for the final half hour of the game.
Born in Mudgee, Australia on May 15th 1985, he was released by the Spireites at the end of last season, having spent pretty much his whole professional career on their books, clocking up 194 appearances and 12 goals for them. He started his career with Hampton and Richmond and Frickley Athletic before signing for the Derbyshire club in August 2004.
He has represented Australia at both Under-20 and Under-23 level. His loan spell with the Gas came during the second half of last season, making nine appearances during that time. In recent years, his career has been thwarted by a double cruciate knee ligament injury that kept him out for most of the 2009-10 season. He was released at the end of his contract at the B2Net season after the Spireites were relegated to League Two, and has recently been on trial with AFC Wimbledon.
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