ROBBIE SAVAGE took centre stage on his footballing comeback last night but there was another former Welsh international on show too.

Steve Evans showed he is still going strong at the age of 40 and still gets a buzz when he swaps coaching duties for game-time.

The former Wrexham centre-back and Welsh international is assistant boss at The New Saints.

Although his playing days with the Park Hall Stadium outfit are over and work commitments come first, Evans has no desire to hang up his boots and turns out for Oswestry Town in the North West Counties First Division South outfit when the opportunity arises.

Oswestry faced Stockport Town on Monday night and the game attracted extra publicity as another ex-Wales international, Savage, has signed for the Lions.

The 45-year-old last played for Derby in the Championship, his final game against Reading back in May 2011, but he has come out of retirement to help the club and appeared as a late substitute as Stockport beat Evans' Oswestry 3-2.

Evans, who started for Oswestry, spoke of how much passion he still has for playing a sport which has seen him represent his country seven times.

"I am a little bit old to play for TNS but still train when we need numbers," said Evans. "I keep fit and I do okay.

"When TNS don't have a game, I still want to play so I have been playing for Oswestry Town and it is going alright.

"I am still the best player on the pitch and win man of the match every week!

"I am still doing a job for Oswestry and still enjoy it.

"I look forward to playing. I get a buzz out of watching TNS perform but when I know I can still play, I still get a buzz out of playing.

"I could still play in the Cymru Premier but with my job, it is a problem."

Evans, disappointed not to take a golden opportunity that came his way in the defeat, spoke with Savage, who was also born in Wrexham, before kick-off.

"We just had a chat about general things," said Evans.

"The game was alright but I missed a sitter and I wasn't happy about that!"

When asked why he signed for Stockport, Savage said: “It’s not a PR stunt, it’s me trying to help youngsters progress in the game.”

Evans, who began his career as a trainee with Crewe Alexandra and West Bromwich Albion, and played for hometown club Wrexham between 2006 and 2009, says experienced players have a key role to play in helping youngsters who are making their way in the game.

"What they are doing at Stockport, it provides a good opportunity for young players," said Evans.

"I know from my time as a trainee, having experienced players like Robbie Savage around you is invaluable to young players.

"Young players look up to you, they listen to you and you pass on your experience."