Carlton Cole has been handed a trail by League One side AFC Wimbledon, as per a report by HITC Sport.

The former West Ham United forward could be given a route back into English football by Neal Ardley’s side. They are currently in the relegation zone and need to bolster their attack this January to improve their chances of survival.

They are currently 21st in the division and one point from safety after a tough start to the season.

The 34 year-old has been without a club since he was released by Indian side Persib Bandung in August. He only made 5 appearances and finds himself still looking for a new home, though that could be Wimbledon if he impresses for them on trail.

Cole started his career with Chelsea but never really forced his way into their first-team. He still managed 25 games as a youngster for them but got plenty of game-time during loan spells at Wolves, Charlton Athletic and Aston Villa during his early career.

He left Chelsea on a permanent basis to join West Ham United in 2006. He went onto spend 9 years with the Hammers and became a cult hero at the London club. He made just under 300 appearances for them, scoring 68 goals.

Since leaving West Ham in 2015, Cole has gone onto play for Celtic, American side Sacramento Republic and most recently Persib Bandung. His next move could be AFC Wimbledon if his trial goes well and it would be a decent coup by the League One side.




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