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Phil Vickery to support Cheltenham Town's Shane Duff

Phil Vickery
Prop Vickery has played for England and the British & Irish Lions

England rugby star Phil Vickery is to turn out for Cheltenham Town defender Shane Duff in his testimonial match.

Duff's team-mates from last season face the 2006 play-off winning side at Whaddon Road on Saturday at 1200 BST.

Prop Vickery, 34, who is a guest for the 2006 team, told BBC Gloucestershire: "I'm going to be like a tree in the middle of the park.

"Shane's a great guy and well regarded. I hope me being made to look an idiot will help people enjoy it."

Duff made his Cheltenham debut on Boxing Day 2002, and despite injury problems, has made 220 appearances for the club.

I'm only 28 and I still have a lot of years left, although this has probably been my worst professionally with seven months out with injury

Shane Duff

A donation from the proceeds of the day will be made to the LINC Charity, and only Grant McCann from the side that beat Grimsby at the Millennium Stadium cannot play.

The side is being supplemented by Martin Devaney, Jamie Victory, Alan Wright and Shane's brother Michael (now at Burnley) as well as Vickery. John Ward and Keith Downing will be in the dug-outs.

"I'm only 28 and I still have a lot of years left, although this has probably been my worst professionally with seven months out with injury," said Duff.

"The good thing is that it's all sorted now, hopefully this game finishes off the season nicely and we can look forward to next year and crack on."



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