Julian Bennett: Former Southend United defender retires with injury

Julian Bennett
Julian Bennett suffered serious injuries in both of his knees during his career

Former Nottingham Forest, Sheffield Wednesday and Southend defender Julian Bennett has been forced to retire because of a longstanding knee injury.

The 30-year-old former Walsall trainee suffered the injury on his Shrimpers debut against Yeovil in August 2013 and has not played a game since then.

He made a total of 215 appearances in his career, scoring 15 goals.

"From the bottom of my heart I thank my family, friends, staff, fans and all the good people I've met," he tweeted.

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