Davis Hangs Up His Boots

  • September 25, 2012 | By Chris Mann
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Sean Davis has announced his retirement from football, but has admitted he would like to stay in the game.

Davis has struggled with a series of serious knee injuries over the course of the last three years, playing just three senior games in as many years.

The 33-year-old joined Bolton on a free transfer from Portsmouth in the summer of 2009. He featured in four successive games at the start of the 2009/10 campaign, but failed to make another senior appearance for the club.

He was sent on loan to Bristol City to gain some match experience in the second half of last season, only to suffer a relapse that has belatedly forced him to call time on his playing career.

Speaking about the decision to hang up his boots, Davis admitted he had no other choice after so long out of action.

"I've made the decision to retire from football, but it's been something I've had time to think about and reflect on because of the amount of time I've been injured," Davis told Sky Sports.

"For three years I've been out. I've tried coming back and it's not been quite right, that's something that is hard to take. I'm disappointed, but I want to see what else is out there for me. I have to see it as an opportunity to do something else.

"I still want to be in the game and I believe I have a lot to offer. In what capacity, I'm not quite sure yet, but the idea of working with young players appeals to me.

"When I went on-loan to Bristol City, my knee was like a balloon after games.

"After speaking to the experts, they've told me it will never be strong enough to withstand the intensity of games."

Davis played over 300 senior games during his professional career. Prior to moving to the Reebok Stadium, he previously enjoyed spells at Fulham, Tottenham Hotspur and Portsmouth.

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