England captain Ronnie Watson trained with the Oldham Athletic team on Wednesday.
England's Learning Disability team captain Ronnie Watson was in the unusual position of meeting two new managers on Wednesday.
First of all he met his new national boss Alan Gillett, before falling under the wing of Oldham Athletic Manager John Sheridan and his Assistant Tommy Wright at the Latics' training ground.
The League One side will host three games of the 2008 INAS-FID European Championship this summer and Ronnie was given the chance to train alongside the likes of Mark Crossley and Lee Hughes as part of the first team squad, in an attempt to find a local club.
After spending the majority of his 26 years in London, Ronnie recently moved to Cheshire with his wife and one year old son, and is keen to get himself ready for 20 July and England's first game.
"Today was excellent," Ronnie told TheFA.com and a group of assembled journalists. "John Sheridan and the players invited me into their club and they couldn't have made me any more welcome.
"I don't think I did myself any harm and there are hopefully a couple of options for me to explore now after today, to get myself fit and sharp for July."
After netting a couple of beauties in training, including a bullet diving header, the former Spurs trainee explained how he was at Wembley with his younger brother on Sunday to see Juande Ramos's side defeat Chelsea.
"Lifting a trophy in front of your own fans must be a fantastic buzz.
"This England side have played tournaments in Japan, Germany, Portugal and Sweden, but we've only played a couple of games in this country, so the tournament in July is a great chance to showcase what we can do."
Ronnie admits that people often struggle with the term 'Learning Disability' and described how at primary school he struggled with dyslexia.
"There is a stigma attached to having a learning disability and some players in the past turned down the chance to play, as they worried people thought there must be 'something wrong' with them" he said.
"I found reading and writing at school difficult but when I get on the pitch, the referee doesn't come up and ask me to spell a ten letter word; it's just all about playing the game. When I was at Spurs, I'd didn't turn professional because my disability held me back, it was because the Coaches thought I wasn't good enough.
"I know the experiences I've had - like winning the World Cup in front of over 25,000 fans in Yokohama in 2002 - wouldn't have happened without this team and it really would be a dream to win the Euro's this summer in front of friends, family and hopefully football fans who would like to cheer an England team on."
The FA now fund seven national disability sides, and as part of the long term development of the sport, have committed to hosting a major tournament once a year, leading up to the 2012 Olympics.
In September, players from the England Cerebral Palsy and Blind squads will represent Great Britain in the Paralympics in Beijing.
"The FA sometimes get a lot of stick" said Ronnie "but over the last five years, they've really invested in providing opportunities for many disabled people to play or get involved in the game.
"Sport is just a game, and you're supposed to enjoy it. If you're disabled, try and put it to the back of your mind and just try and get involved, even if just to meet new people.
"I didn't give up, and this summer I'll be captaining my team in a European Championship in my own country - not many people can say they've done that."