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Folan departs Colorado Rapids for Birmingham trial

Caleb Folan has joined English Championship club Birmingham City on trial after his contract with Colorado Rapids ended at the end of the 2011 MLS season.

The 29-year old former Hull City striker spent one season with the Rapids, scoring six league goals in 26 appearances, and is available on a free transfer which appeals to Blues boss Chris Hughton.

"He's available. He's not under contract anywhere. I can remember him a couple of seasons ago at Hull being a real handful. He's used to this division so we're going to have a good look at him," said Hughton.

Folan kicked off his career with Leeds United in 2000 and has since played for the likes of Chesterfield, Wigan Athletic and Middlesbrough.

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