FORMER Swansea and Wales midfielder John Cornforth will be in the dug-out at Llandysul FC for a league match in February.

The ex-Swans captain will take joint charge of the Swallows alongside regular team manager Gareth Winston, who was appointed as boss back in November, for a Ceredigion Costcutter Division One game on February 29.

“John is a friend of mine and I have invited him to Llandysul Football Club to co-manage the team with me in our league game,” said Winston.

“It will be a good insight for our players and club to see what it is like to be managed by a professional footballer and manager and will also be good for local football.

“John managed Exeter City, Torquay United and Newport County in the Football League and also spent time abroad in the Middle East coaching too.

“He was manager at Exeter City when Uri Gellar and Michael Jackson were the owners and famously released ex-Man Utd, Leeds Utd and England winger Lee Sharpe when he was manager.”

After the game, the club will stage a Q&A session (6.30pm) with Cornforth, along with a raffle. Admission will be £7 which will also include beverages and food from the club’s pavilion.

Cornforth, 52, started his carer at Sunderland in his native north-east and made nearly 150 appearances for Swansea, where he was club captain.

His Swansea career came to an end when Barry Fry paid £350,000 to take him to Birmingham but his time in the Midlands was largely unsuccessful as Fry was replaced as manager by Trevor Francis soon after Cornforth`s arrival and Francis wanted to work with his own players.

Cornforth made two appearances for the Welsh international side.