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Matt Le Tissier coaches Guernsey ahead of Dorset clash


Le Tissier gives spot kick advice

Matt Le Tissier has offered his advice to the Guernsey football side ahead of their National League System Cup clash against Dorset on Saturday.

England and Southampton legend Le Tissier, who scored 47 out of 48 penalties in professional football, gave the side advice on spot-kicks.

"They've beaten some decent sides already," he told BBC South West.

"And if they could do the double of winning that and the Muratti, that'll be some achievement this year."

"It's not every day these boys have the chance to have a training session with Matt Le Tissier so it's fantastic really

Guernsey coach Tony Vance

The former England midfielder added that he still follows the form of his home side.

Two of Le Tissier's brothers remain heavily involved in the game on the island, with Mark as chairman of the Guernsey FA and Carl at Vale Recreation.

The former Southampton player continued: "They've done brilliantly so far and if they keep applying themselves there's no reason why they can't go to the final.

Vance enjoys Le Tissier influence

"There's no reason why they can't go on and win it."

Guernsey coach Tony Vance added: "We're absolutely delighted, he's a former England player and footballing legend.

"It's not every day these boys have the chance to have a training session with him so it's fantastic really.

"Physiologically and mentally it's about preparing for a big game and Matt has been there, done it and hopefully they'll pick up a few tips there."

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