Episode 18: Alan Trouten

After more than three months in the wilderness, the Pelé Podcast returns in triumphant fashion, like Aragorn finally taking his place as King Elessar Telcontar of Gondor.

The first podcast of the season stars Ayr United’s Alan Trouten, and the 30-year-old attacking midfielder looks back on his topsy-turvy career. After examining the Honest Men’s outstanding start to the campaign, he remembers his formative years at Greenock Morton and Queen’s Park. Alan speaks in glowing terms about his four years at Hampden, touching on the famous League Cup victory over Aberdeen and the celebrated promotion of 2006-07 (his time with the Spiders neatly overlapped with Steven Canning’s tenure).

He then goes on to talk about his difficult 12 months at Clyde and working under John “Bomber” Brown, a manager with a unique take on team building. Alan goes on to discuss an equally testing spell at Airdrie United and his move back to part-time football with Ayr United. He finishes by looking back on a wonderfully successful three seasons with Brechin City and his relationship with Ray McKinnon.

Alan’s story touches on a number of key lower-league moments over the last decade and, as is often the case, this is a must for fans.

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