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Waddle for Worksop!

Former England football star Chris Waddle has spoken exclusively to the Worksop Guardian about his decision to play for the town’s football team.

Since the 39-year-old left Sheffield Wednesday last month he has been linked with various clubs including Chesterfield and Boston United.

But Waddle has signed for the non-league Tigers on non-contract terms meaning he will play on a game to game basis, leaving him free to move on at any time.

He starts his pre season training on July 13th.

Waddle told the paper: “I will take each week as it comes,” he said. “But it’s not a meal ticket. I’m not here to make money.”

“It’s certainly not a gimmick. I have come to the club because I want to play football and it suits my lifestyle.

“I hope I can benefit from them and they can benefit from me. But it is important to stress no-one knows how long I will be here.”

Waddle’s career has taken him a long way from the long-haired teenager who turned out for Newcastle in the 1980s, to the highs and lows with England, and to a new career as a respected television pundit.

Guardian sports editor Jason Lennon said: “The interview with Waddle was a coup for the paper, and his move to the Tigers was a coup for the town. It will be great to see him at Sandy Lane.”

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