From a sub to Subway

Brett Ormerod

Brett Ormerod

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HE may have shown to be something of super-sub in his footballing career, but now former Latics player Brett Ormerod is striking out elsewhere.

The 38-year-old recently hung up his professional boots after an impressive two-decade career and rather than chicken out of doing some work, he fancied making some more dough by opening up his own Subway store.

I don’t think I will be allowed to make the sandwiches

Brett Ormerod

Ormerod was a surprise key member of Wigan Athletic’s 2005 Premier League promotion side, arriving on loan to beef up Paul Jewell’s squad. And rather than just sit in the background, he really showed he could cut the mustard by popping up with some tasty goals.

Ormerod has applied to open a franchise of the international sandwich chain in his hometown of Blackburn.

He spent last season at non-league side Padiham but decided to make the move into the world of catering.

He could still play on next season when the half-time snacks may well change from oranges and Jaffa Cakes to a meatball marinara on a six-inch hearty Italian loaf.

He told the Times: “People assume all footballers are millionaires, but I’m not. I don’t think I will be allowed to make the sandwiches but I’ll do the sweeping up. I’ve not got an ego; you’re not allowed one in my family.”

Ormerod arrived at Latics on loan from Southampton towards the back end of their 2004/05 promotion campaign. His two goals away at Leicester City proved pivotal as the club went up to the Premier League for the first time in its history.