Southampton legend to come out of retirement
Matt Le Tissier has made himself available for non-league outfit Guernsey FC ahead of fixture pile-up
Matthew Le Tissier, 44, has signed for non-league side Guernsey FC due to their fixture pile-up.
The Combined Counties side could play 17 games in a month after postponements due to the weather and their run to the FA Vase semi-final.
Le Tissier, who is from Guernsey, is in fact the honorary president of the club and his brother Mark is a director.
Le Tissier actually registered to play for the club earlier this season, but has not yet made an appearance for the Channel Island club, who were only formed in 2011.
Next weekend, the club could find themselves playing Friday, Saturday and Sunday which, for a non-league side who only train once a week, will prove a big test if they are to win their league.
The Southampton legend will be unavailable to play any Saturday games due to work commitments with Sky Sports, but he has made himself available for next Sunday.
Speaking to BBC Radio 5 live, Le Tissier said: "Saturday games are out but there are probably four or five games I'll be available for.
"The first squad I'll be available for is next Sunday (April 14) at home to Raynes Park Vale.
“I was born and grew up on Guernsey.
"Hopefully my hamstring won't snap! I've been doing a bit of training for the Guernsey half-marathon in June and have been pounding the streets of Southampton.
"While I'm in semi-reasonable shape, I told them that if they need me, I’d be there."
Over the course of his career, Le Tissier made 541 appearances for Southampton, scoring 162 goals in 16 years.
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