Bader al-Mutawa (L) is challenges by Jason Abbott Sabio of Philippines - AFP
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Kuwait striker gets Forest trial

Kuwait striker gets Forest trial

By PA Sport
Last update The 21/07/2012 at 12:32 -
By PA Sport - The 21/07/2012 at 12:32
Nottingham Forest are to hand a trial to Kuwait hot-shot Bader Al-Mutawa.

The 27-year-old, who has scored 39 goals in 118 appearances for his country, will join Sean O'Driscoll's squad over the weekend before beginning training with the team on Monday.

He said: "It's a great honour to be trialling at Nottingham Forest. The club's reputation for attractive football is well known in the Middle East and it's exciting to be coming here when a new manager is looking to play the kind of football I want to be part of."

Al-Mutawa, twice nominated for Asia Player of the Year, plays for Kuwait's top club Qadsia SC and has been linked with a move to Malaga in La Liga having also gone out on loan last season.

"I realise the Championship has a tough standard of play but I'm confident my goalscoring and team-working skills will transfer and I can play a major part in Mr O'Driscoll's plans going forwards," he added.