Former Aston Villa duo bid to win deals in Norwegian league

Date published: Tuesday 21st March 2017 11:40 - James Marshment

Two former Aston Villa stars are hoping for the chance to resurrect their stalling careers by joining Norwegian side Lillestrom on trial.

Midfielder Nigel Re0-Coker, who at his peak came close to earning a place in Sven-Goran Eriksson’s England squad at the 2006 World Cup, and striker Luke Moore – who also played for West Brom, Derby and Swansea – are both looking to impress.

The duo, both free agents after leaving MLS, will spend a week with the Norwegians in a bid to impress and earn a deal.

Speaking ahead of their first training session with the club on Tuesday, Lillestrom coach Arne Erlandsen told Norwegian paper VG Sporten: “It will be interesting to see what kind of condition they are in.

“Time will tell how long they stay here.”

Reo-Coker, 31,, who played for West Ham in the 2006 FA Cup final against Liverpool, has been released by Montreal Impact, while Moore, 31, was last seen at Toronto FC.

Both players have been capped by England at Under-21 level.

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