TILBURY boss Joe Keith confirmed there is a possibility that former Premier League striker Lomana LuaLua will return to the club.

The ex-Portsmouth and Newcastle United frontman featured for the Dockers in their 1-0 pre-season friendly win over Hashtag United.

And Keith insisted the 37-year-old, who won 31 international caps for the Democratic Republic of Congo, may come back to Chadfields.

The Tilbury chief said: “I know Lomana well from our time at Colchester United and I had been speaking to him on the phone.

“He wanted an idea of what level his son was at and it was an ideal opportunity to give them both a chance against Hashtag.

“It pleased a lot of people to see him in a Tilbury shirt and it pleased a lot of the players as well.

“I believe there’s a possibility he may come back.

“I think he has been playing elsewhere and the problem is we would need international clearance and that was his first match in six weeks, so it might take him a while to get match fit.

“Getting him fit and registered may take too long, but we are looking at it.”

However, the Dockers got the new Isthmian North campaign off to a disappointing start as they lost 4-0 to AFC Sudbury at Chadfields.

Billy Holland gave the visitors a 40th minute lead, while Phil Kelly doubled Sudbury’s advantage having already struck the post.

Callum Harrison and Darryl Coakley completed the scoring.