James Chambers: Walsall defender announces retirement

James Chambers
James Chambers made 40 appearances in all competitions for Walsall last season

Walsall defender James Chambers has announced his retirement from football 16 years in the game.

The 34-year-old featured in 108 games for the Saddlers, having signed for the club on a free transfer in August 2013.

In total, the West Brom academy product made over 400 career appearances in spells with seven clubs, also including Watford, Doncaster and Leicester.

"I've got some great memories and leave Walsall having had a fantastic time over the past three years," he said.

"I have been fortunate to have enjoyed a long career in the game where I have played alongside and against some fantastic players and been involved in some big games."

Chambers, whose brother Adam recently penned a one-year extension with the League One club, rejected a new contract offer.

"I have business interests away from football and it is time for me to pursue those.

"I simply couldn't do both; it wouldn't have been fair on the club or myself for me to remain here and not give it my full attention."

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