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Tommy Spurr Announces Retirement

11 June 2019

Defender Tommy Spurr announced his retirement from professional football on Monday evening due to injury.

Spurr, who signed for the club in June 2016, suffered from an ongoing hip injury for much of the 2018/19 campaign and after a number of surgeries he has been forced to call time on his playing career.

The 31-year-old made 23 appearances for North End, with most of those coming in his first season at Deepdale before injury cut short his second season when a serious knee injury keeping him sidelined for much of the 2017/18 campaign.

The has enjoyed a successful career, coming through the ranks at Sheffield Wednesday before enjoying spells at Doncaster Rovers and Blackburn Rovers before his move to PNE.

Tommy joined Fleetwood Town on loan for the 2018/19 season but his hip injury meant he made an early return to Deepdale back in January.

Spurr is having further surgery this week and we will hear more from Tommy on his decision in the next week.

Everyone at Preston North End would like to wish Tommy the very best for his next chapter and thank him for his effort and commitment during his time at the club.

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