MIDDLEWICH Town managers will join a host of celebrities in a charity football match taking place at Witton Albion’s ground.

First-team boss Mike Welch and reserves team chiefs Chris Thomas and Peter Hughes will line up for Salford Saxons against the Once Upon A Smile Celebrities at Wincham Park on Sunday, July 11, kick-off 3pm.

Winsford-born former Celtic, Nottingham Forest and Wigan Athletic defender Danny Fox is expected to be in the Salford side, too, along with Winsford United’s Dean Clarke, Winsford Saxons’ Kane Ode and Greg Lumsden plus Matty Clarke from Northwich Victoria.

Also set to feature for Saxons are Ryan Clayton (Coronation Street), David Tag and Owen Warner (Hollyoaks) plus Danny Robinson (MTV’s Just Tattoo of Us).

The Once Upon a Smile celebrity list includes Wes Brown (ex Man United), Alex Bruce (ex Hull City), Neil Wainwright (ex Sunderland, Shrewsbury Town), Danny Miller (Emmerdale), Daniel Jillings (Emmerdale, Hollyoaks), Jay Kontzle (Emmerdale), Cel Spellman (Waterloo Road, Netflix White Lines), Reece Douglas (Waterloo Road), Nico Migogrello (Spike Island), Joe Warren Plant (Emmerdale)and Paul Pashley (The Voice).

Money raised from an event now staged annually in memory of Riley and Radley, twins who died shortly after birth, will go to the Once Upon A Smile bereavement charity.

The annual fixture has grown into a huge event for all involved from when a group of Winsford and Salford lads faced each other in the event ‘#FOOTBALL1CANCER0 at Knights Grange playing fields in 2015 to help raise funds for Cancer Research and Breast Cancer UK.

Those players, and guests, have now formed together as Salford Saxons.

The seventh match between Salford and Once Upon a Smile Celebrities took place in mid-June at Hyde United Stadium, a pulsating contest which finished 5-5.

When they meet at Wincham Park on July 11 in the second leg the Riley and Radley Trophy will be up for grabs.

Tickets, priced £6 adults, £4 children aged 2 to 15, are available from onceuponasmile.org.uk/our-celebrity-football-team/fixtures/