India international Gouramangi Singh is set for a June trial with new A-League team Melbourne Heart.
The Churchill Brothers defender will show the club what he can do from June 7 to June 19 in a bid to become the fourth Indian international to ply his trade overseas.
“I would first like to thank God for giving me this great opportunity to showcase my skills abroad,” Singh told Goal.com.
“It’s every players dream to ply his trade at a higher level, and mine is no different. But it’s not always that one gets fortunate enough to land a trial and I intend to grab this opportunity and prove myself to the club.
"I would like to thank all my fans across the country that have supported me over the years and I hope I repay their faith in me by excelling at the trials.
"The invitation to try out for the club was a bolt from the blue. I had to pinch myself really hard to make sure I wasn’t dreaming. I now look forward to impressing the club coach.
"I am quite thrilled about the prospect of playing alongside Simon Colosimo and John Aloisi, both Australian internationals who are part of the team. I would also like to thank the national team coach Mr. Bob Houghton for instilling in me the self belief that I can achieve it all and without his pivotal role in my career, none of this would have been possible.”
Melbourne Heart FC was awarded an A-League license in 2009 to compete in the 2010-2011 season of the A-League.
Heart has appointed former Dutch international John van‘t Schip as Head Coach who will be assisted by ex-Manchester United and Denmark International winger Jesper Olsen.