This morning's Western Morning News is reporting that Yeovil Town are taking former Manchester United academy player Aaron Burns on trial shortly. The striker was born in Manchester on November 8th 1987.
As a youngster, he played for junior team Wythenshawe Amateurs before being picked up by United's academy scouts at the age of 10. Having moved up through the academy ranks, scoring 6 goals in 11 starts during the 2005-06 season, Aaron broke into the United Reserves team during the 2006-07, but the club released him over this summer, despite scoring a hat-trick against Wigan Athletic Reserves in October 2006.
He has spent his summer months playing for Icelandic second division side Afurelding. The United website describe him as "a powerful forward, who is highly effective with his back to goal holding up the ball. But he also possessing the pace to turn and beat a defender."
Russell also told the paper that he had been in talks with another player on the books of a Premiership side but did not give any clues away as to who he was:
"I talked to a Premier League player today who came down to see us. We will have to wait and see if we have made a big enough impression now."
The WMN also state that right-winger Mark Marshall has left Huish Park after failing to earn a contract with Yeovil Town. Marshall has featured in three out of Yeovil's pre-season friendlies so far.
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