Former Premier League winner Colin Hendry now wants a Sunday League title

He’s the Premier League champion who captained his country against Brazil at the World Cup finals.

But Colin Hendry has one last thing to achieve in football – a Sunday League title!

The former Blackburn Rovers and Scotland star has signed up to play for pub side Moorgate.

Now aged 52, he’s got his boots back on – thanks to the team’s manager trying his luck on twitter.

Darryl Hartley explained to BBC Sport: "He’s a hero on mine. I watched his at Ewood Park and had his name on the back of my Rovers shirt.


"I had always wanted to sign a top player for the team. He’s got a Premier League medal and played against my favourite player, the original Ronaldo back in 1998. It’s brilliant."

It was a winning start to Hendry’s Blackburn Sunday League first division career as his new team grabbed a crucial three points against Wellington FC.

"He played in central defence and got stuck in," Hartley added. "The young lads in the league are rapid, but he had no problem dealing with them.

"We were drawing 1-1 at half-time and he gave the team talk, telling everyone what to do.

"He was even one of the first players to arrive at the ground and celebrated our win back at the Moorgate pub with the team."

Hendry told the Lancashire Telegraph: "I think a lot of the lads were surprised to see me.

"Daz just sent me a tweet to ask if I would play for his team and I thought ‘why not’."

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