THEY'VE taken on the Aston Villa Legends four times and lost by 36 goals to six on aggregate.

Now, the old boys of Rank Outsiders are hoping they'll fare better against a team of former Tottenham Hotspur Greats.

The game will take place at their Steam Mills ground on July 7, raising money for the Great Oaks Hospice and the Balls To Cancer Charity.

The game will also mark a number of ground improvements carried out by the club, including refurbished changing rooms.

In 2010, they were twice targeted by thieves who ripped the copper pipes from the walls to steal them.

Ranks secretary Richard Bennett said: "The council has put in a lot of money to help us replace the stolen pipes and we've done other work ourselves.

"We're looking forward to the game and Spurs have promised to bring a strong side. The Forest is a part of the world they've not been to so they plan to come down the day before and stay overnight."

Regulars of the Spurs Greats team include Darren Anderton, Mark Falco, Tony Galvin, Andy Sinton and current Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh.

Richard added: "We've got seven or eight Spurs fans in our team with the likes of Colin Gwilliam, Phil and Adam Anderson, Paul Symonds, Kevin Giles and Chris Newman. I think Spurs were especially pleased by that."

To raise further funds, the footballers are organising a race night at the Nag's Head Pub in Cinderford on March 16, the day after the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

They are also looking for shirt sponsors for the game. Anyone interested should call Richard Bennett on 01594 823002.