Forgotten Australian defender Curtis Good is on trial with English League One club Blackpool after leaving Premier League outfit Newcastle United.
Good, 25, spent six injury-cursed seasons with the Magpies, only managing two first-team appearances.
The one-time Socceroo’s six-year contract at St James’ Park expired at the end of the 2017-18 season and he was released last month.
The former Melbourne Heart centre-half is determined to remain in the United Kingdom having failed to make the grade at Newcastle.
After years of injury issues, Good regained full fitness in the 2017-18 campaign but was relegated to playing reserves and under-age football for Newcastle.
“I definitely want to stay in the UK,” Good told the Evening Chronicle following his release from Newcastle.
“I want to give it another crack at the highest level. I feel like I had a great opportunity that was upset with my situation.
“A big thing from my perspective is I associate a lot of my time at Newcastle with this injury, and maybe subconsciously people do here as well, and that’s a big reason I’m looking for a change.
“I’ve had so many years here on the physio table and you’re just looking for that change, you don’t want to be known as the player who was injured.
“I have no issue whatsoever. If I got called up tomorrow I could sit in there and do a job easy, I feel anyway.”
Blackpool, who were in the Premier League only seven years ago, are currently in Scotland for a pre-season training camp.
Good also spent time on loan with Dundee United and Bradford City during his six-year spell with Newcastle.