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Last Updated: Tuesday, 9 May 2006, 09:27 GMT 10:27 UK
Veteran Eyres released by Oldham
David Eyres
Eyres has racked up over 650 league appearances for four clubs
David Eyres, the Football League's oldest outfield player, is hoping to find another club after being released by League One side Oldham Athletic.

The 42-year-old midfielder had made over 200 league appearances for Oldham since joining in October 2000.

"He has been a terrific servant, and we all wish him well for the future," boss Ronnie Moore told the Latics' website.

Eyres has scored 128 goals in 651 league appearances in spells with Blackpool, Burnley, Preston and Oldham.

Other outfield players still playing in the League in their fifth decade include 40-year-olds Andy Hessenthaler, Steve Claridge, Peter Beagrie and Teddy Sheringham.

  • Oldham have offered a new deal to 27-year-old defender Guy Branston, who is now thinking over the terms.

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