PETER CORMACK has been drafted in by Liverpool legend Kevin Keegan to help run his soccer skills initiative in Scotland.
Keegan will officially unveil his "Soccer Circus" - a project that combines computer technology and football skills - tomorrow morning. The pair roomed together when they were at Anfield and have maintained a close friendship so Cormack is hoping Keegan's latest venture - the first of its kind in Britain - will be as big a success as he was on the park.
He said: "I've stayed good friends with Kevin and I was delighted that he asked me to get involved. I'm really excited about the whole thing and just looking forward to getting started."
The centre, based at Braehead in Glasgow, features a dressing room-style booth where teams taking part will be given a team-talk by an on-screen coach before moving on to other areas of the Circus where each player is awarded points for how they perform in the tasks. There's even a superleague for those at the top of their game where they face up to 19 life-size computerised players.
Cormack added: "It is the first of its kind in Britain and we're hoping that it will help people hone their football skills.
"There are a range of animated games to take part in, there will be rooms which are all designed to put your skills to the test, from knocking the dummies down to putting lights out by dribbling the ball over them.
"Kevin has ploughed a lot of his own time and money into the project and chose Scotland because of our obvious love of the game up here.
"Overall though, it's just good fun and it's something that people of all ages can enjoy."
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