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Last Updated: Thursday, 30 August 2007, 09:58 GMT 10:58 UK
Veteran midfielder Ardley retires
Neal Ardley
Ardley has decided to call time on his playing career
Millwall midfielder Neal Ardley has retired from professional football after a lengthy battle with injury and will turn his attention to coaching.

The 34-year-old joined from Cardiff last summer and is set to return to the Bluebirds as youth academy manager.

Ardley was restricted to only 15 Lions appearances due to a number of injuries and has decided to hang up his boots to pursue a coaching career.

"I've had a great career and enjoyed every club," he told the club's site.

"I'm 35 and not likely to feature prominently in the side this season, so it makes sense to stop playing and turn my attention to coaching."

Ardley started his career with Wimbledon and has also played for Watford.



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