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Having previously played under Town boss Paul Sturrock at Dundee United, Plymouth and during a loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday, Aljofree again joined up with his former manager at Swindon in June 2007, signing a three year deal after a £50,000 fee was agreed with Argyle. Sturrock immediately installed Aljofree as club captain, and the new skipper made his debut on the opening day of the season at Northampton, shaking off a hamstring injury to take part in the game.
After a solid start to the season in which Aljofree began to build up an understanding with Jerel Ifil in the heart of the Town's defence, a knee injury sustained at Hartlepool in September threatened to end his season prematurely. A scan revealed that the damage was not as bad as first thought, but it kept him out of the side for a month, before he was rushed back to action toward the end of October, with other defenders missing through injury. A fortnight later, Aljofree opened his goalscoring account, netting an injury time equaliser just minutes after Leyton Orient looked to have secured victory at the County Ground.
Aljofree remained as a mainstay of the Town's defence for the remainder of the season, missing only a handful of games - one of which being the result of a suspension, after he was sent off for a professional foul in a defeat at Doncaster in April. On his return to the side, after making a late substitute appearance at Bristol Rovers, Aljofree started at Gillingham, scoring a late goal to take his tally for the season to three.
His next absence came in the following season, when illness kept him out of a clash at Hartlepool in October. By this time, the Town were struggling at the wrong end of the table, having been expected to challenge at the top. In the week prior to this sickness, with the Town on a run of four successive home defeats (a sequence that would eventually increase to five), and Aljofree himself receiving criticism in some quarters for a lack of leadership, he went public to say that some players were "scared to play" at the County Ground, with the fans putting the team under too much pressure to perform - a statement that resulted in ridicule from the supporters. Just a month later, Aljofree led the team to a defeat at non-league Histon in the FA Cup, but an ankle injury kept him out of the next two games - by which time manager Maurice Malpas had been given the sack. Aljofree didn't get the chance to impress the new boss before the end of the season - after five weeks without a manager, he limped out of the relegation clash with Yeovil with a knee injury, a week before Danny Wilson was appointed boss on Boxing Day. At first, the injury was expected to keep him out of the festive period only, but the Town skipper was forced to undergo cartilage surgery in early January, expecting a further five week layoff. Before that period was out though, it was announced that Aljofree required another operation, and he would remain sidelined for the remainder of the season.
In Aljofree’s absence, Wilson signed Gordon Greer first on loan, and then on a permanent deal during the close season - and Greer was named as club captain over the summer. Aljofree’s recovery took longer than expected, and he admitted that his career had hung in the balance when he finally returned to reserve team action in October. By the turn of the year, and after over a year out, he was fifth in the pecking order for a first team start, and having been told he could leave and being linked with Crewe, Aljofree joined Oldham on trial. On the last day of the January transfer window, his contract was terminated by mutual consent, and he signed for the Latics on a short term deal.
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