By Russell Edge

Dutch side PEC Zwolle are set to offer Newcastle defender Curtis Good a trial as they consider a move for the Australian, according to a report.

Dutch football magazine Voetbal International claim on their website that the Eredivisie side are keen on seeing what the 24-year-old could offer them.

A move to Zwolle would see Good reunited with former manager John van ‘t Schip, who was the boss at the defender’s former side Melbourne Heart.

The centre-back made the move from Australia to Newcastle back in 2012 but has struggled to break into the first team at St James’ Park, with just two appearances under his belt for the Magpies.

He has seen himself shipped out on loan to the likes of Bradford City and Dundee United, but it appears that with just a year left on his contract that his time on Tyneside is coming to an end.

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Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez needs to offload the deadwood this summer, and one-cap Australian international Wood seemed like on of the most obvious candidates to depart. With just two appearances to his name, and a year left on his contract, he has failed to make the grade for the Magpies, although a series of injury set backs will not have helped his development. Newcastle fans will not miss him in the slightest, and his departure will be one of many as Benitez looks to slim down a squad full of players below the expected level. As for Good, he needs a move to reignite his career, and maybe even earn back a place in the Australia squad.

In other Newcastle transfer news, the Magpies are set to keep a close eye on this attacker with a family connection to the club.

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