Frandsen To Retire In Summer

Last updated : 18 January 2005 By Mark Heys
Per Frandsen is to retire from football
Former Bolton Wanderers favourite Per Frandsen has confirmed that he is to hang up his boots at the end of this season.

The 34-year old appeared in over 250 games for Bolton in two seperate spells, and was a key member of the squads which achieved promotion to the Premiership in 1997 and 2001.

Frandsen is now contracted to Wigan Athletic but his season has been severely disrupted due to a serious knee ligament injury sustained in the game against Sheffield United back in September.

The player has admitted that he will not continue beyond this campaign but is hopeful of making a return to action before the season ends to aid the Latics promotion push.

"It's definitely my last season. I'm definitely going to retire after this season. I'm not going to change my mind. It would be nice not to finish my career on a stretcher so hopefully I will come on or something and play a game. I thought I had a good year in me, but unfortunately this happened and now I'm definitely going to stop next year."