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Ex-Everton, Man City striker Branch chasing Roar deal

Former Manchester City and Everton striker Michael Branch is trialling with Queensland Roar this week. The Scouser is settled on the Gold Coast after opting to move Down Under instead of Spain after discussions with Roar skipper Craig Moore and former Wolves teammate and current Melbourne captain Kevin Muscat.

"I'm a forward or right wing so hopefully I can help the side score a few goals," Branch told the Sunday Mail.

"At the moment the Roar are doing well away and hopefully I can help at home.

"I know a couple of the Roar players down here like Craig Moore and Charlie Miller, and Kevin (Muscat) has told me all about the A-League so I decided to give it a crack.

"Myself and the family thought about having a change and heading to Spain but we love it here on the Gold Coast and we'd love to stick around for a bit longer so it would be great if I can get a game or two with the Roar.

"I've only got a couple of years of playing left in me before I get into the coaching side of things so I thought I may as well try to get a game down here while I still can and maybe score a few goals while I'm at it."

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