Thursday, 8 February 2018

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Matty Fryatt: Former Saddlers Striker Announces His Retirement

Former Walsall striker Matty Fryatt has announced his retirement after failing to overcome an achilles injury.
Former Walsall striker Matty Fryatt has used an interview with The Guardian to announce his retirement from football after failing to overcome an achilles injury which has seen him miss over three seasons of action.

"I’ve earned well out of the game but you’ve got to remember I’m still only 31. I’ve got a wife and four children and will need to support them, and I want to do things. I’m not dying. I’m just retired from playing professionally. So to decide on this is closure really and a chance to move on to the next chapter."
- Matty Fryatt

31-year-old Fryatt, who spent several months working with the Saddlers' medical department in a bid to return to fitness, told the paper that announcing his retirement offers him some form of closure as he was unsure if he was able to compete at the level required.

Fyatt, who made over four-hundred career appearances, playing for clubs such as Carlisle United, Leicester City, Hull City, Sheffield Wednesday and Nottingham Forest went on to insist that he will still be active as he looks to continue to support his wife and four children, revealing that he is keen to move on to the next chapter in his life.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish Matty all the best as he begins the next stage in his career.

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