Villa gives trial to Colorado Forward Cummings

Jamaican international Omar Cummings on trial with English Premier League

BIRMINGHAM, England _ Aston Villa is giving a trial to Colorado Rapids forward Omar Cummings in an effort to find the goals it needs to stay in the Premier League.

The 28-year-old Jamaica international is training with a team sitting one point above the relegation zone. Villa has won just one victory in its last seven matches.

Villa manager Gerard Houllier says “he is quick and can also play on the wing … we have not many options up front at this time.”

Cummings scored a career-best 14 goals in 2010 to lead Colorado to Major League Soccer’s playoffs and a first MLS Cup title.

Winger Stewart Downing is Villa’s leading scorer with five Premier League goals. Only Wigan and Birmingham have scored fewer than Villa’s 20 goals in 19 matches.

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