Aaron McLean, born in Hammersmith, London, made a loan move to Peterborough in October 2006, which saw former Woking front man Justin Richards head towards The New Rec. This loan move was made permanent at the first chance for a reportedly £150,000 fee in the following January transfer window. Aaron’s first goal for The Posh came against Accrington Stanley, who had a failed bid early in the 06/07 season.|
In Aaron’s first season at Peterborough he won the Official Supporter’s Club Player of The Year and the BBC Radio Cambridgeshire Player of The Year.
McLean started his career at Leyton Orient before joining Grays on a short-term loan deal where he made six appearances. In 2003, Aaron joined Grays’ Conference rivals Aldershot Town, however he was released after 3 seasons and then snapped up by Grays Athletic, where he captured his form and eye for goal that propelled him into the Football League.
Aaron represented England on numerous occasions for the England National Game XI, where he was a firm favourite with boss Paul Fairclough.
At the start of the 2006/07 season, Aaron played 17 games for Grays, scoring 13 goals. Capturing the attention of numerous clubs including Nottingham Forest and Peterborough.
Details correct as of 29th May 2007
Profile written by Jim Hardingham