Salisbury FC boss Steve Claridge is set to play against his old club on Saturday (July, 1) when the Whites face Portsmouth.

Claridge is without strikers Marvin Brooks and Mark Francis, and with no other forwards available, will be putting his boots on.

The Whites boss hasn’t played since 2012 when he was playing for Gosport Borough scoring four goals in 11 appearances.

The 51-year-old, scored 34 goals in 104 appearances for Pompey between 1998 and 2001 as well as picking up the player of the year award two years running (1999 and 2000).

He also managed the club for 137 days in 2000, as player-manager taking over from now West Brom boss Tony Pulis, he had success initially but was eventually relieved of his services and Graham Rix took over.

The game will be the first pre-season game for both teams and will be Portsmouth new manager Kenny Jackett’s first game in charge of the newly promoted side.