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Following Nike's The Chance trials in Salford, Reds defender Chris Smalling selected Dwayne Greenwood to progress to the UK finals.

The Chance is Nike's global search for unsigned football talent. Find out more at nikefootball.com

"Selecting a winner from all the players was a tough task, as there were a lot of talented kids. In the end, I picked Dwayne Greenwood because he had the best ability in terms of his all-round game." - Chris Smalling 

12/04/2012 11:06, Report by Adam Bostock
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“Selecting a winner from all the players was a tough task, as there were a lot of talented kids. In the end, I picked Dwayne Greenwood because he had the best ability in terms of his all-round game. He was physically strong but also skilful and he seemed like he could really work for the team, running about non-stop. I think he’ll prove to be a good choice."

Greenwood’s prize is a place at The Chance’s national finals in Manchester, where three UK representatives will be selected for the global competition in Barcelona. At the end of this exciting process, Nike will assemble an elite squad of 16 unsigned players who will train with the world’s best professional teams and play against the most prestigious academy sides.

Smalling added: “No matter what happens next, I hope all the trialists I saw in Salford carry on playing football because it’s obviously a sport that they love.”

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