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Morgs calls time on playing days

24 July 2012

Chris Morgan has announced his retirement from the playing side.


The stalwart defender has been forced to admit defeat in his bid to return from a serious knee injury he sustained in October 2010.


The 34-year-old, who made a total of 279 appearances for the Blades, damaged lateral and cruciate ligaments in a Championship encounter against Coventry City.


Many of his games for United were as captain and one of his 15 goals came in the final game of the 2005/06 season when the Blades clinched promotion to the Premiership.


Last season, whilst rehabilitating from the injury, he acted as a coach under Danny Wilson and guided United's Reserves to the Central League Central Division title.


Chris told supporters at the Meet the Coaches evening in Malta "As I tried to step-up my rehabilitation and get as close to match fitness as possible I had to continuously take anti-inflammatory tablets to keep the swelling around my knee down. I think I knew in my heart of hearts that it was time to call it a day.


"Danny and Frank were brilliant with me last season and the decision has been a lot less difficult by knowing I will continue to work in the game in a coaching capacity."


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