Clive Platt: Veteran Bury striker retires because of injury

Clive Platt
Platt joined Bury after having his contract terminated by Northampton

Bury striker Clive Platt has retired from professional football because of persistent injury problems, bringing an end to his 19-year career.

The 37-year-old came through the ranks at Walsall and went on to score 110 goals in 618 career league appearances.

But a calf injury picked up this summer continued to trouble the forward, prompting the retirement decision.

In total, he played for nine different clubs, including Rochdale, MK Dons, Colchester and Coventry.

Platt's final senior appearance came as a 74th-minute substitute for Bury in October's 3-2 defeat against AFC Wimbledon.