Lancaster City boss Darren Peacock says assistant manager Trevor Sinclair’s primary role for the club is coaching after the former England international made his playing debut for the Dolly Blues.
The star of the 2002 World Cup, now 41, came on as a second-half substitute in the defeat to Clitheroe on Bank Holiday Monday having retired in 2008.
When he arrived at Giant Axe in July the former West Ham United and Manchester City midfielder said he was interested in lacing up the boots again and that came to fruition in the Lancashire derby.
Peacock however says his former Queens Park Rangers team mate will help out when needed but doesn’t want to take opportunities away from the club’s younger players.
The head coach said: “First and foremost he’s come in to help me with the coaching side of things.
“But I’m still looking to add to the squad and there were a few tired legs, a few injuries and some people absent due to work commitments on Monday.
“I think Trevor did well when he came on and had some nice touches and even came close to scoring.
“He’ll help where he can and he certainly gave us a different dimension on Monday.
“But he’s said he doesn’t want to take away opportunities from others.”