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Clarke Carlisle retires from football

Northampton Town star Clarke Carlisle has retired from football Credit: Press Association

Northampton defender and Professional Footballers' Association chairman Clarke Carlisle has called time on his playing career.

Carlisle made his debut for Blackpool in 1997 and went on to make over 500 appearances, also representing QPR, Leeds, Watford, Luton, Burnley, Preston and York.

The 33-year-old's final game was last Saturday as the Cobblers were beaten 3-0 by Bradford in the npower League Two play-off final at Wembley.

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