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Man City take three Thai internationals on trial

EASTERN PROMISE Sven-Goran Eriksson will be taking a look at the Thai trio, who are being accompanied in England by their national coach


Manchester City, owned by former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, have taken three Thai internationals on a two-week trial.

City boss Sven-Goran Eriksson welcomed defender Kiatprawut Saiwaew, 21, defender Suree Sukha, 25, and striker Teerasil Dangda, 19, to Eastlands.

The trio are accompanied on the trip to England by Thailand coach Chanvit Polchovin.

City have won both of their English Premier League matches so far under Thaksin's ownership and former England manager Eriksson's management.

"We are going to look at them over the next two weeks, they are three players from Thailand and of course we have a great connection with that country," Eriksson said.

"One is a right [sided] defender, said to be one of the best in Asia, and there is a central defender and a striker as well. They are all senior international players, they are going to stay with us together with their coach for two weeks and then we'll see," he said.

"It's good to have connections with another country, and they are full internationals so they will be good players," Eriksson said.

"They are young also, and the way this club brings on young players is a strength of ours, so they will all have the chance to do well here," he said.

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