Forest midfielder Reid retires at 34

29 Jul

Andy Reid


Andy Reid won 23 caps for Republic of Ireland

Nottingham Forest midfielder Andy Reid has announced his retirement at the age of 34 after a succession of injuries.

The former Republic of Ireland international has not played a first-team game since injuring his groin against Derby County in October 2014.

Reid, who came through the Reds’ youth system, moved to Spurs in 2006 for £4m and also had spells with Charlton, Sunderland and Blackpool.

He returned in 2011 and went on to score 42 goals in 290 appearances.

Reid seemed close to a first-team return on a number of occasions, but was unable to regain his fitness despite a number of operations.

He joined the club’s coaching staff last season when Paul Williams took over as manager from Dougie Freedman.

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