Michael Bridges and Chris Craig on trial with Norwich City

Michael Bridges and Chris Craig have joined up with the Norwich City squad on their pre-season tour of Scotland for trials with the club.

Michael Bridges and Chris Craig have joined up with the Norwich City squad on their pre-season tour of Scotland for trials with the club.

Former Sunderland and Leeds forward Bridges is out of contract having been on the books of Hull City, who loaned him to Carlisle United last season. The 30-year-old, originally from North Shields, started his career with the Black Cats before moving to Elland Road for �5million in 1999.

The former England Under-21 international has also had spells with Newcastle, Bristol City, and in 2005-06 a successful loan move to Carlisle saw him help them gain promotion to League One with 15 goals. This earned him a permament contract with the Cumbrian club and ultimately attracted interest from Hull, where he moved in August 2006. Further loan moves to Sydney FC and a return to Brunton Park have followed in the last two seasons.

Chris Craig is a 20-year-old Scottish striker who has been with Rangers but is also now out of contract. He's made his way through the Glasgow club's youth set-up but has yet to make a senior appearance, having played regularly at under-19 and reserve level.


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Speaking from St Andrews, City boss Bryan Gunn told the club's official website: "They both joined us last night and took part in this morning's training session.

"Michael Bridges is a very experienced campaigner having played in the Premiership, Championship and League One. He really enjoyed it this morning and it's an open-ended arrangement on both sides so we'll see how it goes over the days ahead.

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"It gives us a chance to have a look at him in training and if possible matches.

"Chris Craig has had a good start to his career, earning his first pro contract with Rangers. He's a diminutive striker but has high skill levels, something we've already seen one or two examples of this morning.

"Again it's an open-ended arrangement. Hopefully we'll be in a position to make decisions on both of them by the end of the week."

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