O’Connor born in Nottingham, started his career at Ilkeston Town before moving to League Two side, Scunthorpe United on 12th December 2002 after impressing for the reserves. |
However Aaron featured in just three games as a substitute for The Iron, totalling just 31 minutes failing to hit the onion bag. Brian Laws released the 19 year-old in February 2003, claiming he didn’t have the right attitude for the professional club.
The young striker then started the 2003/04 season with Nuneaton Borough, before making the move to Ilkeston Town.
The following season, 21 year-old Aaron moved to The Moat Ground in July 2004. During his two-seasons at Gresley, he netted 80 times in 127 appearances. He also picked up a host of awards including Manager’s, Player’s and Supporter’s Player of The Year two years on the trot.
Aaron O’Connor signed for Grays Athletic on 5th January 2007, and made his debut a day after in the 4-1 away defeat against Southport. His first (and second) goal for The Blues came against Rushden & Diamonds on 27th March, where he had previously had an unsuccessful trial.
Details correct as of 16th July 2007
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