Former Premier League star Marcus Bent has returned to football – with Southern Combination club Wick!
The troubled former Ipswich Town, Everton and Birmingham City star hasn’t played since 2012.
But after getting himself fit, he has decided to return to the game aged 39.
Wick play in the 9th tier of English football and the forward says he’s already enjoying being back. Bent was arrested in 2015 for possession of cocaine at Chessington World of Adventures – months after being tasered by police.
He is hoping for a promotion to add to his CV at Wick and he made his debut on Tuesday against Eastbourne Town.
Chairman Rodney Lampton told the Littlehampton Gazette: “Myself and Marcus grew up together in Hammersmith and we’ve remained great friends ever since.
“When I took over as chairman I had a chat with Marcus and he said he’d be interested in joining the club.
“He’s got great pedigree in the game, I’m hoping his addition will be the first of many great things to come at Wick.”