TAUNTON Town defender Chris McGrath has described the experience of lining up in the same team as step son Callum as "amazing".

Chris featured in an unfamiliar central midfield role, with Callum at right wing-back, during last night's Somerset Premier Cup defeat at home to Weston-super-Mare.

As part of an illustrious football family - Chris' father is former Manchester United, Aston Villa and Republic of Ireland legend Paul McGrath - the Peacocks man was delighted to have the opportunity to share the pitch with Callum, one of several promising youngsters handed an opportunity to impress.

Reflecting on the night, McGrath said: “It’s not something that many people get to do, but I was fortunate enough to play with my Dad and for history to repeat itself tonight is great.

“Hopefully, if I can keep playing for a couple more years, it might happen again.”

On the match itself, a 3-0 reverse, he said: “It was always going to be tough for our young team, but I thought they competed well against a good side.”

Peacocks manager Leigh Robinson added: "I can't think of this [a father and son lining up together] ever happening before at Taunton, and Callum played very well."

Paul McGrath also took to social media to express his pride.