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Isledon Wolves on lookout for next star after success of former player

PUBLISHED: 16:00 28 September 2018

Aiden O'Brien capped his Republic of Ireland debut with a goal against Poland (pic: Steven Paston/PA)

Aiden O'Brien capped his Republic of Ireland debut with a goal against Poland (pic: Steven Paston/PA)

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Aiden O’Brien played for Wolves in youth career, but is now impressing for Millwall and the Republic of Ireland

Aiden O'Brien (back row, middle) with his Isledon Wolves colleagues earlier in his career (pic: Isledon Wolves)Aiden O'Brien (back row, middle) with his Isledon Wolves colleagues earlier in his career (pic: Isledon Wolves)

With the new season just a few weeks old, Isledon Wolves remain on the lookout for the next star after seeing one of their former players hit the heights on the international scene.

At the age of 13, Aiden O’Brien was a sharp-shooting youngster who hit the winning goal to take his Isledon Wolves team into the final of a Camden youth cup.

Now 24, O’Brien is a regular for Millwall in the Sky Bet Championship and marked his debut for the Republic of Ireland earlier this month with a goal against Poland.

O’Brien won plenty of trophies during his time with Wolves, before being scouted by the Lions at the age of 14.

His father Dave was one of Wolves’ founders when it started up in 2004 and continued with the club for the next decade.

“I believe it’s only a matter of time before the new crop of players produces a player who can follow Aiden’s footsteps into professional Football,” said the older O’Brien.

In addition to the younger O’Brien, a number of other Wolves players have been professionally scouted over the years.

The latest is Franky Phillips, 10, who signed with Crystal Palace this season.

Isledon Wolves has five teams in the Camden & Islington Youth League, with a limited number of vacancies at under-eight, under-10 and under-11 age groups.

Visit isledonwolves.co.uk for more information.

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