Trevor Sinclair: I’ll play for Lancaster if I’m asked

New Lancaster City assistant manager Trevor Sinclair.
New Lancaster City assistant manager Trevor Sinclair.

New Lancaster City assistant boss Trevor Sinclair would play for the club if asked.

The former England winger, who retired in 2008 and turned 41 in March, believes his is fit enough to play a role in the Evo-Stik First Division North if needed by Dolly Blues head coach and former Queens Park Rangers team mate Darren Peacock.

Sinclair said: “I won’t say I’m going to be playing 30 or 40 games a season but if I can help in any way shape or form I will.

“I’ve found as a coach if you’re on the side you can only communicate with the players a certain amount but once you’re on the field you can communicate a lot better.

“Ideally it would be pre-season but I’m not quite up to speed yet. I’ll train and get comfortable with the pace the lads are playing at and we’ll go from there.

“It’s Darren’s call, he’s the manager and if does decide to put me on the playing staff then I’d be more than happy to get involved.”

Sinclair made 560 professional appearances for Blackpool, Queens Park Rangers, West Ham United, Manchester City and Cardiff, retiring in 2008 after coming on as a late substitute in the Bluebirds’ FA Cup final defeat to Portsmouth.

He picked up 12 caps for England and famously starred as a late replacement at the 2002 World Cup.

Since hanging up his boots Sinclair has been living in Dubai but has returned to the UK and now lives in Lytham.