Michael Woods and Mickael Nicoise on Aberdeen trial

Michael Woods
Woods has gone on trial with Aberdeen after leaving Chelsea

Former England Under-19 midfielder Michael Woods, who was once involved in a £5m double deal to Chelsea, has been handed a trial by Aberdeen.

He and one-time Paris St Germain striker Mickael Nicoise played in Monday's 2-2 friendly draw with Peterhead at Balmoor Stadium.

In 2006, Chelsea agreed compensation with Leeds United after being accused of tapping up Woods and Tom Taiwo.

Taiwo has since joined Carlisle United, while Woods was released this summer.

The 21-year-old Woods, who had spent some time on loan to Notts County, made only two appearances for Chelsea's first team after making his debut in 2007.

He had been expected to join Brighton earlier this month but is now looking to impress Aberdeen manager Craig Brown.

Guadeloupe striker Nicoise was on the youth books at PSG before making his senior debut with Brussels.

The 26-year-old went on to play for Genclerbirligi, Mouscron, Neuchatel Xamax and most recently was with Belgian Second Division outfit Tournai.

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