Former Millwall and West Ham player Teddy Sheringham has returned to playing professional football at the age of 49.

The former England striker has been manager at League Two Stevenage FC since May and could now play in the club’s Herts Senior Cup match with Welwyn Garden City.

Despite the possibility of Sheringham becoming the oldest outfield player in league football since Sir Stanley Matthews in 1965, the club were keen to play it down.

A statement from the club sent to Sky Sports News said: “Stevenage FC can confirm that manager Teddy Sheringham and assistant manager Kevin Watson have both been registered as players ahead of Wednesday’s Herts Senior Cup tie at Welwyn Garden City.

“This is not an uncommon occurrence at the club, with members of previous management teams playing in this cup competition.”

Sheringham started his playing career at Millwall back in 1983, making more than 200 appearances for the club, before moving on to Brian Clough’s Nottingham Forest in 1991.

Teddy Sheringham (right) with Tony Cascarino during their days at Millwall.

A successful spell at Tottenham followed, before he became part of Sir Alex Ferguson’s all-conquering treble-winning Manchester United team of 1999.

He returned to east London with West Ham in 2004 – his 20 goals that following season fired the Hammers to promotion from the Championship.

Sheringham recently worked as attacking coach at West Ham, with players such as Andy Carroll speaking highly of his influence .

Now enjoy Shez's incredible 38-goal haul for Millwall in 1990/91 season to the toe-tapping sound of the Cocteau Twins.