CORWEN Football Club are 'in talks' with a former Premier League player over facing his academy side in a friendly.

The club is attempting to arrange a pre-season match against 'PC39' - the academy side of former Wigan Athletic and Tottenham Hotspur defender Pascal Chimbonda.

If all goes to plan, then the two sides will face off at the War Memorial Park on Saturday, September 26.

A Corwen FC spokesperson said: "This match is dependent on updated Government guidance as well as a few other factors, but we are hopeful of the match going ahead. Match and match ball sponsorship packages are available."

Despite now being 41 years old, right-back Chimbonda is still playing football for North West Counties League Division One North side Ashton Town.

During his time in the Premier League, he played for Wigan Athletic, Tottenham Hotspur, Sunderland and Blackburn Rovers, making more than 100 appearances in England's top flight between 2005 and 2011.

Later on in his career, Chimbonda played for QPR, Doncaster Rovers, Carlisle United and Market Drayton.

He hit North Wales headlines in July 2013, when he played for Colwyn Bay against Chelsea in a pre-season friendly when Frank Sinclair was The Seagulls' manager.

On the international scene, the defender made six appearances for Guadeloupe and was also capped once by the French national team, appearing briefly against Denmark in May 2006.

Corwen, like many other clubs in North Wales, are unsure when their 2020/21 campaign can officially begin, but they will no doubt be looking forward to the challenge of facing Chimbonda's talented academy side.