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Boss looks at trialist

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Stuart Pearce has brought in a trialist from Qatar to join in pre-season training.

Yasser Hussein who is an attacking midfielder joined his first City training session on Thursday.

The twenty three year old has arrived on the recommendation of former Blues skipper, Ali Benarbia.

The mercurial midfielder who helped mastermind the Blues return to the top flight under Kevin Keegan contacted Stuart Pearce who has moved quickly to bring in the midfielder.

"Yasser Hussein is coming in on Thursday on the recommendation of Ali Benarbia," explained the City chief.

"Ali was a player himself so hopefully he will know what he is like!

"Yasser is from Qatar where he has been playing his football. He is a wide sided midfielder who can play on either flank. He is a Bosman at present so he fits the criteria."

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No sign of Jihai Sun

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The twenty seven year old is still in China waiting for confirmation of his visa to come through.

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Sibierski set to miss tour

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The French utility player has returned to pre-season training but has now been sidelined with a hamstring problem.

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Business as usual for Wrighty

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The constant speculation over the future of Shaun Wright-Phillips has not distracted the England winger's preparations for the new Premiership campaign.