Fans can bid to line up with Midlands football legends

We've all been there as football fans, criticising players from the stands thinking we can do better.

Football legends Matt Murray, Lee Hendrie, Michael Johnson and Darren Purse
Football legends Matt Murray, Lee Hendrie, Michael Johnson and Darren Purse

Well now supporters can put their money where their mouth is by bidding to play with their heroes at a charity football tournament.

Legends from six sides from the Midlands; Wolves, Albion, Walsall, Aston Villa, Birmingham City and Coventry City, will take part in the Club Legends Cup in July at the LG Arena.

Among those signed up to take part is ex-Baggies Striker Bob Taylor, former England international and Villa midfielder Lee Hendrie, Wolves stopper Matt Murray, Saddlers hero Jorge Leitao and ex-Blues skipper Darren Purse.

The tournament is all to raise funds for charity Cure Leukaemia, the same initiative that helped Stiliyan Petrov and former Wolves player Geoff Thomas fight the disease.

The chance to bid for a place on your favourite team ends next week, on May 31, with the tournament taking place on July 12 - the day before the World Cup Final.

To add to the entertainment, while the country is gripped with World Cup fever, the day will be kicked off by The Little Legends Cup which will be made up of six teams of youngsters from around Midlands bidding for a cup.

Also on show will be a Ladies Legends Cup before the main event to make it a fantastic day out for all the family.

Former Wolves goalkeeper Matt Murray said: “I am very excited about being involved in this tournament. Fans always say that they can do better so this is perfect opportunity for them to show us in person.

"I think it will be a unique and memorable tournament for everyone involved and hopefully we will raise a huge amount of money for a great charity in the process. I look forward to lining up with some of my old teammates and you can be sure that we will want to win.”

To bid for a place on a team visit www.clublegendscup.co.uk

Information on tickets to the tournament are also on the website.