Last Updated: Wed, 22 Feb 2012 09:38
Everton welcomed David Weir back to their fold on Tuesday as a new coach, and then he promptly turned out for the reserves.
The Goodison Park legend has returned to the club from Ibrox at the age of 41 to take up a role on the coaching staff working with the reserves and Academy players.
The former defender, who made 269 appearances for the club during an eight year playing spell, is eligible to play for the reserves and with head coach Alan Stubbs, a former playing partner of Weir's, short of defenders he was roped in to play.
The former Scotland international played the full 90 minutes of Tuesday's mini derby draw with Liverpool, and boss David Moyes has indicated that he is likely to feature for the second string sporadically throughout the season.
"David's returning to us in a coaching capacity," he told the Post.
"He will help out Alan Stubbs with the reserves and he will also play in the occasional reserve game to help support some of those younger players coming through.
"It will be good to have him around the place. He is a great professional and someone all the players at the club can look up to.
"He did great for us when he was a player here and we are looking forward to being able to work with him again as he starts out in his coaching career."
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