Ex-England star coming to Robertsbridge

  • Ex-England star coming to Robertsbridge on Saturday
  • Peter Reid to manage Robertsbridge United’s second team for the day
  • 58-year-old will take part in Q&A session afterwards
  • Reid won 13 England caps and played in 1986 World Cup
  • Last September he was appointed manager of Mumbai City

The hotly anticipated visit of former England footballer Peter Reid to Robertsbridge is finally set to happen this coming Saturday.

Reid, who won 13 England caps and played in the 1986 World Cup, will manage Robertsbridge United’s second team at home to Battle Baptists III. Kick-off is 2pm and the public are welcome to come along and watch.

After the Macron East Sussex Football League Division Six game, the 58-year-old will head along to Robertsbridge Club for a question and answer session with football club and Robertsbridge Club members, plus invited guests.

The event was originally scheduled for Saturday February 28, but had to be rescheduled as the Robertsbridge Recreation Ground pitch was unfit.

As a player, defensive midfielder Reid made well over 500 appearances for the likes of Bolton Wanderers, Everton and Manchester City from 1974-1995, and was the PFA Players’ Player of the Year in 1985.

Reid has spent much of the last 25 years in management with clubs such as Manchester City, Sunderland, Leeds United and Coventry City, as well as the Thailand national team. Last September he was appointed manager of Mumbai City in India.