Central Coast teen trials with Dundee FC

Central Coast youth team midfielder Jesse Curran is off to Scotland next month to trial with Dundee FC.

Curran, 18, will arrive in the UK in early March for a 10-day trial with the Scottish Premier League club.

“If I do well over that period I get to stay for maybe six weeks and get a contract after that,” he told FourFourTwo.

“I’m excited to go overseas, that’s my ambition to play over there.”

Curran joined the Mariners National Youth League side in 2013 and was named as the club’s Youth League player of the year in 2014.

He trained with Central Coast’s first-team under Graham Arnold last season.

Curran grew up in Tasmania, playing for Devonport Strikers, and then for Blacktown City after relocating north.

“I’m originally from North Ryde but I moved to Tasmania when I was five,” he said.

“I moved back to Sydney when I was 16 because I got accepted into Westfield Sports High.”

Curran trialled with Manchester City in 2012 and also spent time with Sunderland and Bristol.

“I went there when I was 15 for a trial and then six months later I was asked back,” the defensive midfielder said.

“It was a great experience, just seeing what everything is like over there and just to come back and practice all the things I learned over there. It was to keep improving game my really.

“Going to Manchester City pretty much all their players are international players, so it’s pretty hard to squeeze into that team. Hopefully I’ll get something over there this time.”