COLLIN SAMUEL is set to become the first World Cup finals star to line up in the Scottish Junior Cup.
The 32-year-old former Falkirk, Dundee United and St Johnstone striker played for Trinidad & Tobago as they drew 0-0 with a Sweden side which included Henrik Larsson and Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the 2006 Germany showcase.
Seven years on, the Soca Warrior will pull on his shooting boots in the McBookie.com East Super League for Sauchie, who face Tranent in a Scottish Junior Cup clash at Beechwood Park on Saturday.
Sauchie manager Fraser Duncan admits landing Samuel – alongside former Dundee United, Ross County, Hamilton and Livingston striker David Winters – is a massive coup for the Clackmannanshire outfit.
Duncan said: “It definitely raised a few eyebrows when we managed to sign a player of his calibre.
“We heard in the summer that he was maybe looking for a club. I got on the phone straight away and when I said I was with Sauchie, he said, ‘Sauchie who?’ because he obviously did not know who we were.
“I managed to meet him, he came to see the club and liked what we saw.
“Bringing in the likes of Sammy and David this season shows the ambition we’ve got at Sauchie.
“But we face a difficult tie against Tranent.”