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Ex-West Ham midfielder Jack Collison announces retirement

Former West Ham United and Wales midfielder Jack Collison is retiring at the age of 27.

The Peterborough United midfielder, capped 17 times by Wales, dislocated a kneecap playing for West Ham in 2009 and will now focus on a coaching and media career.

"The nights I wake up in pain, or the mornings where I struggle to walk, will be a constant reminder I was lucky enough to play the game I love," he told The Sun.

"I still wake up some mornings feeling good and think 'one more try'.

"But that would be unfair on myself, my fellow pros and my family. I want to bow out with some pride intact."

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