Preston North End defender Tommy Spurr has announced that he is hanging up his football boots for good, putting an end to an injury-plagued couple of years.
Left-back Spurr has decided that an on-going hip injury will not recover sufficiently enough for him to make a return to high-level professional football.
The 31-year-old joined North End in the summer of 2016 but has only made 23 appearances for the club, as injury and intermittent surgeries have held up his playing time.
A PNE spokesman said, “Tommy joined Fleetwood Town on loan for the 2018/19 season but his hip injury meant he made an early return to Deepdale back in January.
“Spurr is having further surgery this week and we will hear more from Tommy on his decision in the next week.
“Everyone at Preston North End would like to wish Tommy the very best for his next chapter and thank him for his effort and commitment during his time at the club.”