Wigan Athletic old boy calls it quits
"Unfortunately the day that every footballer dreads has come," he said.
"The boots are being hung up and I'm retiring from playing as of today.
"On the whole it's been an unbelievable 20 years since I l;eft school at 16., and I've had the privilege of playing for some great clubs.
"I'm going to miss playing as it is without doubt the greatest job in the world.
"I'd like to thank my family, team-mates and coaches for all the support over the years, and I now look forward to starting a new chapter."