England Legend Collymore ready for Germany challenge

Last updated : 16 July 2008 By @blades_mad1889

Joining Sheffield Legends Brian Deane and Des Walker, Collymore will hope to continue his impressive form in an England Legends shirt. The 37-year old put in a man-of-the-match performance against the Scotland Legends at St. Mary's Stadium, Southampton on May 15th topped by his 37th minute close-range strike that secured England's 2-0 win.

England Legends Manager Peter Reid noted: "In Stan Collymore, I have a player with power, pace and a massive will to win. Scotland didn't know what to do with him at Southampton, he scored one and could have easily had a hat-trick. I really feel that in adding a player of Stan's calibre, I have sent a message out to Germany that this is a game we're aiming to win. We played Germany Legends at Reading in 2006 and they won 4-2, but I think we'll have a far better squad this time around. I know Germany are going to be a different proposition to Scotland but, with a decent Sheffield crowd behind us, I think we can do it."

The England and Germany Legends will play for The Derek Dooley Memorial Cup and in aid of The British Red Cross Earthquake Appeal. Broadcast live on ITV4. The fixture marks the second game in a three-game summer 2008 Legends Series. In May, the England Legends kicked off their summer schedule with a 2-0 win over Scotland at St. Mary's Stadium, Southampton, thanks to goals from Collymore and Steve Hodge. The England Legends will face the Irish Legends later this summer.

Tickets for England v Germany: The Legends Live for The Derek Dooley Memorial Cup are £10 for adults (over 16) and £5 for children/OAPs, plus booking fee and available by visiting the Bramall Lane box office, calling Sheffield United on 0871 222 1889 or visiting www.sufc.co.uk. Nationally, tickets are available from www.seetickets.com. Family tickets, which admit two adults and two children are £25.