GATE RE-OPENS FOR ENGLAND ACE
FORMER England international Trevor Sinclair is to make a comeback at the age of 44 – for Step 5 side Squires Gate.
The former QPR, West Ham United and Manchester City winger, who last appeared on the pitch when he was assistant manager at Lancaster City three years ago, could not resist the chance of playing in the same team as his son Isaac for the Blackpool-based North West Counties League side.
Sinclair Junior made his debut for Gate as a second-half substitute last Saturday.
His well-known dad began his career at Blackpool in 1989, and he later joined QPR for a club record £600,000.
As a winger, he earned 12 England caps – four of them coming in the 2002 World Cup.
Sinclair joined Cardiff City in 2007, and made his last appearance for the Bluebirds as a late substitute in their 1-0 defeat to Portsmouth in the 2008 FA Cup Final.
Having trained with Gate for the previous two weeks, he watched their 3-2 home league win over City of Liverpool last Saturday.
A club statement said: “The chance for Trevor to line up alongside his son was too good to turn down, and we look forward to seeing both line up for Gate in the coming weeks.”
Sinclair’s comeback comes on the back of a controversial start to 2018 which saw him ditched from his role as a BBC pundit in January after admitting racially abusing a police officer who arrested him for drink driving.
COMEBACK: Trevor Sinclair