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Trent McClenahan : biography

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Trent McClenahan (born 4 February 1985) is an Australian footballer who is currently a Free agent. He last played for A-League club Sydney FC. McClenahan has been capped for the Olyroos and represented Australia at the Beijing Olympics.

Club career

He was born in Chipping Norton, New South Wales and was a student at Westfields Sports High School, playing for Chipping Norton FC, Bankstown Reps, Sydney Olympic and representing NSW at youth level.

West Ham United

At the age of 16, he left Australia and signed for West Ham United on a 3 yr deal after impressing in trials. After rising through the ranks made his league debut, aged 19, against Crewe Alexandra in August 2004, www.sportinglife.com the first of three first team appearances for the club, achieveing promotion to the Premier League. www.westhamstats.info He then went on to signing a 2 year extension, before leaving for more playing opportunities. After his loan spell at West Ham United, McClenahan was released by manager Alan Pardew, along with six players.

MK Dons

He went out on loan to Milton Keynes Dons in March 2005, which was extended for the duration of the 2005–06 season. In all he made over 40 first team appearances for MK Dons.

Hereford United

McClenahan signed for Hereford United in August 2006. McClenahan was previously linked with a Scottish move to Kilmarnock. On the opening game of the season, McClenahan made his debut, coming on as a substitute, in a 3-0 loss against Barnet. In the second round of the League Cup on 19 September 2006, he received a red card in a 76th minutes in a 3-1 loss against Leicester City. He settled into the first team in the right-back position, and despite being in competition for the position with Simon Travis, went on to make 30 first team appearances scoring once, against Notts County on 28 January 2007. He was in and out of the Hereford side in the early part of the 2007–08 season due to his international commitments, but managed to score his second goal for the club against Lincoln City. Thereafter he featured in every first team match as Hereford gained promotion to League One.

He was offered a new contract, but declined.

Hamilton Academical

McClenahan signed for Scottish side on 19 September 2008 on a one-year contract., BBC Sport, 19 September 2008 Eight days later, He made his debut for 'Accies', setting up a goal for opposition goalkeeper Robert Olejnik, who scored an own-goal in a 4-1 loss against Falkirk and also set up a goal for Richard Offiong in a 2-1 loss against Celtic on 16 November 2008 Since making his debut, McClenahan have been since played in the first team at Hamilton.

In his two-years spell at Hamilton, he went on to make 50 appearances for the club in the Scottish Premier League helping the club to its highest finish in the SPL, 7th. He left the club at the end of the 2009/10 season after failing to agree a new contract.

Scunthorpe United

After playing in Scunthorpe's 4–2 penalty victory against Grimbsy in the Lincolnshire Cup, McClenahan was offered a contract by Iron boss Nigel Adkins, allowing him to be in contention for a place for Scunthorpe's first game away at Reading on 7 August. But only stayed on the bench, without coming on.

Nigel Adkins left the club weeks later, accepting the job at Southampton. With the change of manager, McClenahan went onto only making one appearance in the English Championship.

Perth Glory

On 14 November 2011, it was announced he had signed for A-League outfit Perth Glory on an 8 week injury replacement contract due to the injury of Scott Neville.

Central Coast Mariners

On 29 February 2012, he was added to the A-League outfit Central Coast Mariners for their Asian Champions League campaign where he made 1 start against Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma and a further 2 substitute appearances in the ACL.

Sydney FC

On 10 August 2012, McClenahan was signed to a 1 year deal with Sydney FC. On the opening game of the season on 6 October 2012, McClenahan made his debut in a 2-0 loss against Wellington Phoenix. However, as a result of Sydney FC failing to qualify for the A-League finals, McClenahan, along with teammates Paul Reid, Krunoslav Lovrek, Nathan Sherlock, Adam Griffiths and Jarrod Kyle were released by Sydney FC at the conclusion of the 2012-13 A-League season. http://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/news/1147404/Sydney-FC-culls-its-roster

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