Wayne Bridge reveals he rode a milk float home from boozy house party just hours before training at Southampton

FORMER England star Wayne Bridge has revealed he once commandeered a milk float to get to training in time after an all-night boozy bash.

The former left back, 40, thought he had got away with his undignified journey, which came during his stint at Southampton – but was caught out and read the riot act by manager Glenn Hoddle, 63.

Wayne, who played for the team between the ages of 18 and 23, said: "I've been in trouble for football – not turning up for training, or not turning up on time, or drinking before training and stuff. I've been barred from a few places.

"But when I first started at Southampton, the drinking culture was still there.

"But I've got a great story – I got home on a milk float once. I didn't know where I was, I walked outside and there was a milk float.

"I said, 'Mate, you've got to get me back!  I've got training!' I was out in Winchester.

"I was with one of my mates and he'd taken me back to a house party and I'd fallen asleep and woken up, and thought: 'Oh no'.

"So I got a lift home from a milk float, it took ages."

Revealing his dubious cover story, Wayne told Archie Curzon on the Rig Biz podcast: "I think I said the [car] fan belt had broken, but then Glenn Hoddle called me into the office and he said: 'I won't fine you for being honest but next time, you're gonna get fined.'

"Now you can't do anything because of social media."

Wayne, who is married to former Saturdays singer Frankie Bridge, was due to be back on screens this year in Dancing on Ice – but pulled out days before training began.

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