Yeovil Town are giving a trial to former Charlton Athletic and Wolves midfielder Shaun Newton. The 32 year old has been without a contract since being released by Leicester City in January and therefore comes to the club as a free agent.
The Camberwell-born player was playing at Premier League level up until 2007 with West Ham United before a loan move, converted into a permanent transfer, took him to the Walkers Stadium.
He started his career at Charlton where he spent eight years before an 850K move took him to Wolverhampton Wanderers where he spent a further four years. In 2005, the Hammers took him on for a sum of 125,000 pounds.
In total, he has made over 500 first team appearances for his four clubs, and has also been capped three times at England U21 level. His main career low point came in July 2006 when he was banned for seven months after testing positive for cocaine following an FA Cup semi-final against Middlesbrough three months previously whilst a West Ham player.
He is regarded as a pacey direct player, usually to be found on the right-wing and had been a regular in his various clubs up until his lengthy ban. That layoff appeared to affect his career badly and he was mainly a fringe player with the Foxes up until they agreed to terminate his contract in January.
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