Hay St Mary's Football Club is an Oasis for music guru Alan McGee

Alan McGee (centre) with Hay St Mary's chairman Martin Tong (left) and manager Gareth Jenkins. Photograph: Ian Morgan.

Alan McGee (centre) with Hay St Mary's chairman Martin Tong (left) and manager Gareth Jenkins. Photograph: Ian Morgan.

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MUSIC guru Alan McGee might follow Glasgow Rangers - but he will be watching the green and white of Hay St Mary’s next season.

Mr McGee, who is best known for signing rock band Oasis and his friendship with Liam and Noel Gallagher, scored a televised goal earlier this year which he dedicated to the club.

He met Hay St Mary’s chairman Martin Tong and the players for the first time last night (Tuesday).

And he will be sponsoring the club’s new shirts.

Chairman Tong said he feared telling Mr McGee that Hay played in the colours of Rangers’ arch-rivals, Celtic.

Mr Tong said: “I was absolutely terrified to tell Alan that we play in green and white hoops because he’s a massive Glasgow Rangers fan.

“But he took it on the chin and was quite happy to wear our club scarf.

“Alan is going to come down to watch us a few times as well. His involvement has given the club a buzz - and he’s a charming guy.”

Mr McGee, who lives near Hay, scored a goal in a challenge on Sky Sports’ Soccer AM programme.

He recalled: “I kicked the ball really hard and it was a very lucky goal.

“Because I dedicated the goal to them, the lads at Hay St Mary’s were very chuffed.

“Brendan Hackett, who seems to be Hay’s best player, asked me if I fancied sponsoring the team.

“I am now buying their football strip on a yearly basis until I die.

“If I am in town on a Saturday, I will come to see them play.”

He added: “I have followed Glasgow Rangers since I was eight years old.

“I will probably get lynched in Glasgow for wearing a green and white scarf but I will have to live with it.”

Mr McGee now owns Creation Management and a music venue in Talgarth called The Tabernacle.

Mr Tong added: “Alan tells me that Noel Gallagher is a decent player and, with three sides this year, we could always find a space for him if he wanted a game.”

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