CHERRIES defender Stephane Zubar will be hoping to get his career back on track after being handed a chance to impress League Two new boys Cambridge United.
Zubar, whose stay at Dean Court has been plagued by injury, could feature for the Conference play-off winners in a tournament at the Abbey Stadium over the weekend.
Richard Money’s men host Espanyol tomorrow and Shakhtar Donetsk on Sunday in the Absolute Sports Travel Cup, with West Ham also taking part in the event.
Zubar, who has a year left on his contract with Cherries, has been given permission to link up with Cambridge and could be given a run-out in the pre-season friendlies.
The Guadeloupe international joined Cherries as a free agent after leaving Plymouth in September 2011 and made 25 appearances during his first season at Dean Court.
He signed a lucrative three-and-a-half year contract in February 2012 but made just three appearances for the club the following season.
Zubar played six times for Bury during a loan spell in 2012-13, although his stay came to a premature end after he had suffered a serious knee injury in a 4-1 defeat by Notts County.
The 27-year-old had been poised to join the Shakers permanently last summer, only for the move to collapse after Zubar sustained an injury during a training session with Bury.
Zubar has not featured for Cherries under Eddie Howe, his last competitive appearance for the club coming in Paul Groves’s final game as manager at Crawley in October 2012.
Since recovering from injury, he has been training with the club’s development squad and lined up in their friendlies against Hamworthy Recreation and Poole Town earlier this month.