Cherries trial for Mulryne

Former Canaries midfielder Phil Mulryne has been offered the chance of a new start - at League One outfit Bournemouth. The Northern Irishman is on trial with the Cherries, where he will be under the watchful eyes of two other former Norwich players, Kevin Bond, now manager, and his assistant, Rob Newman.

Former Canaries midfielder Phil Mulryne has been offered the chance of a new start - at League One outfit Bournemouth.

The Northern Irishman is on trial with the Cherries, where he will be under the watchful eyes of two other former Norwich players, Kevin Bond, now manager, and his assistant, Rob Newman.

Mulryne, 29, has started just two games since leaving Carrow Road two and a half years ago, but Bond is looking for some of the style which brought him 25 caps for his country and almost 150 starts for the Canaries.

“Phil's got a very good pedigree, started his career at Manchester United and is a really good footballer,” said Bond. “He's been at Cardiff and didn't play as much as he would have liked and then went to Orient. But he missed pre-season last year and it is always difficult to catch up.


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“With a proper pre-season under his belt, he's already proved himself as a regular Championship player and also played for Norwich in the Premiership.

“He's got the opportunity to get himself properly fit and we'll see how things go.”

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Mulryne made five appearances for Manchester United before moving to Norwich for £500,000 in 1999. His contract was cancelled in March, 2005 and he joined Cardiff in the summer.

However, he fell out of favour and after a year in Wales was released from his contract. He didn't reappear until January this year, on a short-term contract with Orient, who released him in the summer.

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