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Remember Yakubu? He's making a comeback in some very unlikely surroundings

The former Everton, Portsmouth and Middlesbrough striker is set to feature for Boreham Wood this afternoon.

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HE LAST TURNED up at Reading before a brief stint with Turkish side Kayserispor but Yakubu’s latest move has raised some eyebrows.

The 33-year-old striker, who first came to prominence at Portsmouth before further turns at Middlesbrough and Everton, is expected to feature for fifth-tier English club Boreham Wood in their friendly against Reading later today.

After securing promotion to the Vanarama National League (top tier for non-league football) in 2015, they managed to stay in the division last term.

It’s thought that Yakubu is on trial with the club and will take on a former employer this afternoon.

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He signed for Reading last February on a short-term deal and was released in May. He did manage to score for the Royals: an FA Cup winner against Derby that booked their place in the quarter-finals.

The friendly will be Jaap Stam’s first game in charge of the side.

The former Manchester United centre-back was appointed Reading boss in June – his first managerial posting.

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