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Hallmark Security League Premier Division club Squires Gate have announced the signing of former Blackpool, Queens Park Rangers, West Ham and England international Trevor Sinclair.

He comes out of retirement three years after making an appearance for Lancaster City whilst he was assistant-manager at the Evo-Stik Premier outfit.

Known affectionately by Blackpool fans as ‘Tricky Trev’ for his dangerous play down the wings and tricky feet, Trev started his footballing career at Blackpool in 1989, where he made 112 appearances.

His form earned him a move to then-Premier League club QPR for a record £600,000, where he made 167 appearances for the Londoners, scoring 16 goals, including ‘that’ bicycle kick that won the 1997 `Match of the Day` goal of the season.

In 1993 he moved back into the Premier League with West Ham, where he was called up to the England squad and went on to earn 12 caps for England, four of which came in the 2002 World Cup.

For the Hammers he made 177 appearances, scoring 37 goals, and then was sold to Manchester City, going on to make eighty-two appearances, scoring 5 goals.

He joined Cardiff City in 2007 after being released by City but suffered a nasty injury which ruled him out until mid-February from early on in the season.

His last appearances for the club was at Wembley as an 86th minute sub against Portsmouth in the 2008 FA Cup Final.

A statement on the club`s official Pitchero website said: “Trevor’s son, Isaac, made his debut for Gate on Saturday as a second half sub. The chance for Trevor to line up alongside his son was too good to turn down, and we look forward to seeing both line up for Gate in the coming weeks.

“Trevor has trained with the squad for the past couple of weeks and didn’t look far off back to his best.

“The club are delighted to have a player with so much experience like Trevor at the club, and hope that alongside returning to playing, he can help some of the younger players in the squad”.


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Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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