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Last Updated: Monday, 7 March, 2005, 16:35 GMT
Injury forces Marsden to retire
Chris Marsden in action for Sheffield Wednesday
Marsden had an 18-year career
Sheffield Wednesday captain Chris Marsden has retired after failing to recover from a hamstring injury.

The 36-year-old had been out of action since October with the injury and would have missed the rest of the season.

"I feel devastated I've had to make this decision, but I'm not 21 any more and the only other option was to sit at the club getting paid," said Marsden.

"I didn't want that to happen, especially as I'm a Sheffield lad," added the veteran midfielder.

Specialists informed the player that a full recovery from the injury was not guaranteed, with a minimum recuperation period of six months.

Marsden started his career with Sheffield United, signing as an apprentice in 1987.

During his career the midfielder went on to play for Huddersfield, Wolves, Notts County, Birmingham, Southampton and Korean side Busan Icons as well as Wednesday.

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