Darren Bent told a brilliant story of how players smuggled food in while in Derby County – before they got caught.
Bent spent the last stages of his career with the Rams, between 2015 and 2018, in the championship.
The former England striker joined talkSPORT Breakfast on Tuesday and spoke about the pre-match meals he and Ally McCoist had on their playing days.
It was the food enjoyed when left out of the teams that provided the funniest anecdotes, including this hilarious Bent story.
He told talkSPORT: “When we were in Derby. When you were not on the team, you went to a selected box if you were not on the team. We were all up there and they brought the cold sandwiches, which you would have if you weren’t playing.
“We started doing a Nandos race. What we had to do was buy a backpack and smuggle it. If we had been seen bringing the Nandos back first of all the sponsors wouldn’t have liked it and the staff would have been in trouble for us to eat it.
“We had to smuggle it in a backpack. Obviously, they found out because we put the trash in the trash.
“Each week a different player had to bring it. It was like a smuggling operation. Go down there and put it in the backpack.
Ranger legend McCoist had his own humorous story about how long he left the team when he was told he could have chips.
He told talkSPORT: “We used to have a pre-game meal in Ibrox before games. The team was not chosen. Sometimes Walter (Smith) would give us the team at two o’clock, sometimes he would give it on a Friday.
“We’re up at noon for a pre-game meal and Archie Knox comes in and says ‘Coisty, you can have fries with your pre-game meal.’ Basically you are not playing. It was me informed that I had been abandoned. Chips with my pre-game. “