The Sky Sports website is claiming that Yeovil Town are a number of clubs interested in making a move for Aldershot defender Troy Brown. As is often the case with such stories, Sky don't offer up any quotes or sources, and there's a bit of a scattergun approach to such things with many supposed 'links' disappearing and never materialising again.
They claim that with the 22 year old out of contract at the end of the 2012-13 season, that he will become a free agent at this stage, and name Yeovil Town along with League Two sides Gillingham and Port Vale as interested parties. However, assuming the Shots offer him a new deal, that will come at a price, given that he is under the age for a Bosman-style free transfer.
Brown is a former Fulham academy player, who signed youth forms with Ipswich Town in 2009 and thus would have rubbed shoulders with Glovers midfielder Ed Upson for a year, which could explain a connection if one exists. He eventually turned professional, making 17 first team appearances, but chose to turn down the offer of a 12 month extension and sign for Rotherham United.
That 2011-12 season didn't really work out for him as he made just six appearances, before moving south again and signing for Aldershot initially on loan. He joined them permanently in the summer of 2012 on a one year deal, and this season he's been far more fruitful - 39 appearances and 3 goals to his name.
Troy also has a number of Wales international caps to his name, gained at Under-17, Under-19 and Under-21 level. He stands at 6'1" tall and generally plays as a centre-back. Despite his international credentials, he was born in Croydon in Surrey, on September 17th 1990.
There's no obvious mention as to contract talks taking place at the Recreation Ground at this stage - often such stories are circulated by players' agents, trying to get their man's name in the media ahead of such end-of-season decisions.
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