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Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010

Butt set for Hong Kong club trial

HONG KONG (AP) Former Manchester United and Newcastle midfielder Nicky Butt says he is looking forward to playing for Hong Kong league club South China in a tryout game on Tuesday.

The 35-year-old former England international said that he and the club will make a decision about his future sometime over the next few days.

Butt arrived in Hong Kong on Monday and will spend at least a week training with the team and playing in the first division game against local club TSW Pegasus at Hong Kong Stadium.

"I'm very excited to come over to South China to play football," Butt told reporters during a photo session to unveil his No. 12 jersey.

"I've experienced a lot of things in my football career, I've had a lot of highs. Hopefully this will be another one."

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