Paul Merson makes comeback for fourth-tier Welsh club Caerau
Last Updated: 19/10/17 8:59am
Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson made his football comeback on Wednesday, playing for fourth-tier Welsh club Caerau.
The former Arsenal and England midfielder played 65 minutes in the rearranged clash against Pontyclun, after accepting an invitation by Caerau club secretary Dai Hooper, helping the home side to a 3-2 lead before the match ended in an abandonment due to a floodlight failure.
Merson, who last played in a one-off appearance for Welshpool Town in 2012, confirmed he will continue to play for his new side in midweek fixtures but will not feature at weekends due to his Soccer Saturday commitments, a job which he described as "the second best job in the world bar playing football".
Match abandoned at Caerau tonight. Floodlight failure. Frustration all round.— Pontyclun FC (@PontyclunFC) October 18, 2017
The 49-year-old, who has received international clearance to play, praised the "great crowds" after making his debut appearance for the Welsh minnows, and indicated that his love for the game has never disappeared when he said "if I can keep on playing, I will play".
Caerau are 12th in the 16-team league after securing two wins from their opening six league fixtures.
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