Npower Championship side Leicester City have taken Wales international David Cotterill on trial at the club.

The 24-year-old winger, who was released by Swansea last week, is looking to rebuild his career after not making a single appearance in the 2011/12 season under Brendan Rodgers.

His last league appearance came on loan at Portsmouth, in an away trip to Scunthorpe at the end of last term back in May.

Foxes boss Nigel Pearson said: "We haven't had a great opportunity to do a lot of work with him. We are looking in various positions to try to strengthen, of course."

Cotterill could be a worthy addition to a Leicester squad chasing the play-off places after forging a reputation for his pacy wing play earlier in his career.

After making the grade back in 2004 at Bristol City, Cotterill got a big move to Premier League Wigan Athletic in 2006. Following just 18 appearances for the Latics, Cotterill joined Sheffield United following a successful loan spell there.

His latest team, Swansea, in fact broke their club record transfer fee to lure Cotterill to the club back in 2010 - paying £600,000 for the player who has earned 19 caps for Wales to date.

Cotterill will hope his trial spell is successful in the East Midlands.

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