artin Compston says he’s certain his Line Of Obligation co-star Vicky McClure will give Soccer Support “a great go this yr” because the pair return to the charity occasion as members of rival teaching groups.
The pair beforehand confronted off final yr at Soccer Support, which resulted in a victory for Compston as a part of the World XI squad.
The Scottish actor shall be a part of the World XI administration workforce this yr, alongside former Eire star Robbie Keane.
Forward of the 2023 occasion, on account of happen on June 11, Compston mentioned he had teased McClure about her earlier lack of success on the 2022 occasion.
“I’m actually trying ahead to it. It’s at all times a cracking couple of days with Vicky… and the England teaching workers, I’m certain we’ll have fun,” he advised the PA information company.
“We had a little bit of stick… final evening. I used to be packing to come back over right here (and) my son present in my wardrobe a load of Soccer Support medals.
“He calls them ‘Daddy’s Treasures’ and so they have been mendacity in the midst of my sock draw.
“So I despatched her photos and mentioned ‘would you like me to take one in all these for you simply in case?’, as a result of she left empty handed final yr.
“It’s not honest that she retains going away with no medal so I’m certain she’ll be giving it a great go this yr.”
Compston, who has competed in 4 earlier Soccer Support occasions as a participant, mentioned the occasion had develop into “a giant a part of the annual calendar” for him.
“I’m simply excited to be again. It’s such an exquisite occasion,” he advised PA.
“It’s really develop into a giant a part of my life and a giant a part of the annual calendar.
“It’s simply unfortunate timing this yr, I’m filming two jobs that week and the workforce very kindly provided me to be a part of the teaching workers.”
Compston added that as somebody who had grown up watching and enjoying soccer, it could be “fascinating” to see how operations from “the opposite aspect.
“It’s one of many nice joys for me… to get to take a seat within the teaching conferences and see how they really discuss, as a result of everyone takes it actually severely from the get,” he mentioned.
“To see Robbie Keane and everyone sitting down speaking a couple of sport plan… I’m delighted.”
He added: “And likewise it means I can get my ft up a bit extra.”
Soccer Support for Unicef 2023 takes place on Sunday June 11 at Manchester United’s Previous Trafford.