Hasney Aljofree and Andy Wright
featured in the Reserves side which beat Swindon's second string
4-0 in Wiltshire on 9th February 2000. Both Hasney and Wright
scored and impressed more than the previous 8 players to have
joined Norwich on trial in 1999/2000. Bruce
Rioch kept both names under wraps until kick-off time.
Aljofree is a left back and came through the Bolton youth ranks.
He's 21 years of age, and has made just 6 appearances for the
first team. Aljofree was actually signed for Bolton by Bruce
Rioch, but he has failed to make an impact at the Reebok Stadium.
However, the Norwich boss clearly thinks highly of the former
England Under 18 international left-back who started his career
at Manchester United. Hasney left Carrow Road on 16th February
when Norwich refused to pay a fee for him.
According to the Football
Transfers website, Dundee United were linked with Aljofree
in mid March 2000. Hasney was released by Bolton at the end of
the 1999/2000 season. He was linked with a move to Swindon where
he would team up once again with Colin Todd. However Portsmouth
manager Tony Pulis was also said to be interested in signing him.
The following week saw newspaper reports in Scotland announce
that he had signed for Dundee United.
In September 2002, Hasney returned to England joining Second Division
Plymouth whose manager Paul Sturrock he knew from his time in
Scotland. Sturrock later Plymouth to take over at Southampton
in 2004 but was sacked at the beginning of the 2004/5 season.
Appointed Sheffield Wednesday manager at the end of September
2004, Sturrock's first move was to bring Aljofree to Hillsborough
Aljofree returned to Plymouth but was loaned out again on 22nd
March 2007 to Oldham until the end of the 2006/7 season. In June
2007, Hasney left Plymouth to sign for Swindon on a three year
deal. Swindon manager Paul Sturrock was at Plymouth with Aljofree.
Aljofree signed a short-term three month contract with Oldham
in February 2010 but was released on 5th May having made just
one appearance for Oldham - a 3-0 defeat to Yeovil.
He returned to Oldham for a third time in November 2010 as a
coach for the under 14 side having been forced to retire from
the playing side of the game after a fourteen year career.
He is now coaching at Manchester United's academy.