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Former Man City star Huckerby hangs up his boots

Former Norwich, Newcastle and Manchester City forward Darren Huckerby has announced he is '99 per cent' certain his playing career is over after suffering a hip injury. The 33-year-old currently plays for San Jose Earthquakes in America but his contract runs out at the end of the season.

"I've got to give it a chance to see how it is but I'm 99% sure that I am done," he told the Eastern Daily Press.

"I look at where I started at the bottom of the third division and I have done everything that I have wanted to do in the game."

Huckerby started out as a youngster with Lincoln before joining Newcastle and then Coventry in 1996.

He spent three successful years with the Sky Blues and also had stints with Leeds and Manchester City.

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