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Sunil Chhetri for Coventry City trials
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January 22, 2009 20:19 IST

India striker Sunil Chhetri will appear for trials at English club Coventry City.

Chhetri, who plays for East Bengal, has been granted a week's leave, from January 25-31, by his club, said an official.

"We have granted him a week's permission with an official letter. We hope he won't miss out on any matches on account of the trials," the official said.

East Bengal will play one match -- against Mumbai [Images] FC on January 31 -- in the I-League during that period. However, the club official said Chhetri could still play the match if he returns in the morning.

Chhetri will play against Chirag United on January 24 before leaving for the English club which competes in the Football League Championship, the second tier of the English league system.

The Delhi [Images] striker, who earlier represented JCT, has to his credit 15 goals in 35 appearances for the country.

Coventry City's only major title was in 1987, when they beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 to win the FA Cup. They also reached two League Cup semi-finals, in 1981 and 1989.

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