Monday, July 03, 2006

MEN: Street star gets trial with United

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Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usCORONATION Street star Sam Robertson has landed a trial for semi-professional football club FC United.

The 21-year-old, who plays Adam Baldwin in the soap, impressed manager Karl Marginson when he played against them and scored a goal, in a charity match at the end of last season.

He asked if he could try out for the club, which was formed by Manchester United supporters angered by Malcolm Glazer’s takeover at Old Trafford and was invited to join other squad members last week.

Sam is a keen footballer – he had a trial for the mixed team of celebrities and ex-professionals which featured in ITV’s The Match but missed the final selection.

Although a non-league team, FC United regularly attract about 3,000 fans.