Watford's Michael Bryan handed trial at Bournemouth


Bournemouth are currently giving a trial to Watford's Northern Ireland winger Michael Bryan.

Bryan, 21, has two caps for his country and played for Bournemouth's reserves in the 3-2 win at Torquay on Tuesday.

He has spent much of this season on loan at Bradford and impressed reserve team manager Ryan Garry.

"Michael is a young lad who played 80 minutes and played very well. He will be with us for the next few days," Garry told BBC Radio Solent.

"He played well and fitted in straight away.

"He was training with the first-team squad at Canford on Tuesday and the manager (Lee Bradbury) is taking a close look at him.

"He is comfortable on the ball, has a very good attitude and he is very enthusiastic player.

"He is at Watford, who are in the Championship, and is struggling to get into the first-team so Lee is going to have a close look at him and see if he wants to take it further," Garry continued.

Garry also revealed that defender Scott Malone and midfielder Shaun MacDonald returned to action playing 45 minutes and are now available for the first team on Saturday.

Malone has not played in the first-team since 10 December due to hamstring injury while MacDonald, who played last Saturday, is still feeling his way back after three-and-a-half-months out with a toe injury.

Meanwhile, Cherries captain Adam Barrett has been ruled out for up to three months with a hamstring injury.

The 32-year-old suffered the injury in the opening minutes of the 2-1 victory over Notts County on Saturday.

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