Steve Aylott

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Steve Aylott
Personal information
Full name Steve Aylott
Date of birth (1951-09-03) 3 September 1951 (age 63)
Place of birth Ilford, England
Playing position Centre-half
Youth career
1967–1969 Leyton Orient
1969–1971 West Ham United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1971–1976 Oxford United 154 (8)
1976–1978 Brentford 7 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

Steve Aylott (born 3 September 1951 in Ilford, Essex) is an English former football player.

Playing career[edit]

He was a Leyton Orient and West Ham apprentice centre-half and went to the Manor Ground on trial towards the ned of 1970-1971 after a visit to the Manor with the Hammers' Combination side. He failed to make the Hammers' League sideafter becoming a full-timer in August 1969, but soon made an impact for Oxford United. Aylott joined an Oxford side already well-stocked with centre-backs and was concerted to anchor man in midfield for the Reserves, who were embarking on their best season. He inched ahead of John Fleming to earn a League debut on 9 October 1971 against Middlesbrough, in place of Ron Atkinson and after a substitute slot, succeeded the injured, soon-to-depart, Atkinson for much of the rest of his Manor career. Sometimes he appeared as full-back. He scored his first goal on 18 December 1971 in a home match against Preston North End. The competition for midfield places intensified in 1973-1974, but Aylott enjoyed his best season in 1974-1975. His last game for Oxford was 19 April 1976 away to Southampton. The need to trim the staff after relegation at the end of 1975-1976 saw him released and he joined Brentford.

References[edit]

  • Oxford United - A complete Record 1893-1989 by Andy and Roger Howland ISBN 0-907969-52-6
  • Steve Aylott, Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database