Mer­son set for come­back

Coventry Telegraph - - SPORT -

WELSH League Di­vi­sion Three team Caerau have re­ceived in­ter­na­tional clear­ance to play for­mer Eng­land and Ar­se­nal mid­fielder Paul Mer­son.

Caerau sec­re­tary Dai Hooper con­firmed all the re­quired pa­per­work had now come through which will make the 49-year-old avail­able for the home match against Pon­ty­clun on Oc­to­ber 18.

Hooper hopes the pres­ence of Mer­son, who won 21 Eng­land caps, whom he got to know after they met at a func­tion, can help raise the pro­file of the Maesteg-based side.

“I have spoken to him and he is over the moon,” Hooper said. “Paul said he is hav­ing a lit­tle run out in a friendly game for some­one to get him­self a bit of fit­ness. Our chair­man Steve Wil­liams has been re­ally work­ing hard to raise funds for a new 4G pitch, stand and academy for the kids, so I am hope­ful with the help of peo­ple like Paul, we can raise the pro­file a lot.”

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