Paul Merson set to make full Caerau appearance against Trefelin next week
Arsenal legend Paul Merson is set to make his full competitive debut for Welsh League side Caerau against Trefelin Boys & Girls Club next week.
The 50-year-old is usually seen on Sky Sports as a pundit on Soccer Special, but with Caerau playing during the international break, Merson is available for the fixture against Trefelin BGC.
In his previous appearance for Caerau, the game was abandoned due to floodlight failure, meaning he hasn’t played a full competitive failure for the club.
Caerau confirmed he would be playing in next weeks fixture by saying: “Caerau are home this Saturday against Trefelin. Paul Merson returns for his second game for Caerau. 2 o’clock kick off.”
The Maesteg side are currently third from bottom in Division Three, and suffered a crushing 20-0 defeat earlier in the season at the hands of STM Sports in the Welsh Football League Cup.
Merson joined Caerau after meeting with their club secretary Dai Hooper, who has provided him with updates on the club.
Merson confirmed in October of 2017 that he would be turning out for Adrian Shearan’s side.
The 50-year-old previously turned out for Mid Wales side Welshpool Town six years ago, having previously managed Walsall.
In his professional career, Merson made 21 appearances for England, scoring three goals. He played for teams including Brentford, Middlesbrough, Aston Villa and Portsmouth.
He won a total of two Division One titles, as well as winning the FA Cup in 1992.
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