Aldershot Town are delighted to announce the signing of forward Kaylen Hinds!
The 23 year-old joins the Shots after progressing through the academy of Premier League side Arsenal, having joined the Gunners from the youth systems at Leyton Orient in 2012. Hinds would go on to sign a professional contract of undisclosed length in February 2015, before joining League Two side Stevenage on loan in January 2017.
The forward would then look to make his mark in professional football, with a move from England to Germany, joining Bundesliga side VfL Wolfsburg on a three-year deal back in July 2017. During his time in Germany, Hinds joined Regionalliga Bayern side SpVgg Greuther Fürth II, the second team of 2. Bundesliga side SpVgg Greuther Fürth, on loan until the end of the 2017–18 season.
In August 2019, Hinds returned to England and signed for then-Premier League side Watford FC on a one-year contract with the club holding the option of a one-year extension. He would go onto make his debut a goal-scoring one for the Hornets, coming on as a half-time substitute in the 2–1 FA Cup third round replay defeat away at Tranmere Rovers in January 2020.
Having left Watford in June 2020, Hinds has been looking for his next move within professional football and after an impressive return of goals at England youth level as well (scoring 10 times in 16 games), we’re delighted he’s chosen to join us at Aldershot Town.
He will wear number 28 during his time with us.
Hinds will look to be involved in today’s Good Friday game against Stockport County which you can stream on our Shots TV Live stream HERE as we look to get back-to-back wins in the Vanarama National League
Welcome to Aldershot Town Kaylen!
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