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Rotherham take Leon Best and Adam Drury on trial

Rotherham take Leon Best and Adam Drury on trial
By PA Sport

02/11/2015 at 18:36Updated 02/11/2015 at 18:43

Rotherham manager Neil Redfearn is taking the opportunity to cast his eye over free agents Leon Best and Adam Drury.

Striker Best, who played in the Premier League with Newcastle, left Blackburn by mutual consent during the summer. The 29-year-old had fruitless loan spells in the Championship last season at Derby and Brighton, failing to score in 33 appearances in total.

Drury has been without a club since being released by Manchester City at the end of last season. The right-sided player, 22, signed for Bristol Rovers on a non-contract basis at the beginning of September but left after just a week citing "personal reasons" for the decision.

Redfearn told the club's official website: " We've had a couple training with us this (Monday) morning. Leon Best and Adam Drury are the two we're having a look at.

"Leon has experience of playing Premier League and Championship football. He's a proven scorer that's been out the game for a little bit.

"Ideally you want to look at them in training and in a game, if not a couple of games, but what Leon Best carries is experience.

"It'd be good for Jonson (Clarke-Harris), Jordan (Bowery) and Matty Derbyshire to have someone like that to compete with.

"Leon is a fit boy. He's 29 and he looks lean and sharp and he's been looking after himself. We just need to see if the hunger is there.

"Adam (Drury) is trying to find his feet. We've got the opportunity to have a look at him."