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Matty Fryatt Retires

8 February 2018

Former Saddlers striker Matty Fryatt has retired from football at the age of 31.

The Nuneaton-born forward progressed through Walsall's youth ranks and made his professional debut in September 2003.

He was named Player of the Year in 2004/05 and scored a total of 30 goals in 78 appearances for the club, prompting a move to Leicester in January 2006.

Fryatt’s 27 goals fired the Foxes to the League One title in 2008/09, earning him the division’s Player of the Year accolade.

He netted 31 times in 94 games for Hull from 2011 to 2014, helping them reach the FA Cup final, and spent three injury-blighted years at Nottingham Forest before being released last summer.

Fryatt had a two-week trial with Burton and trained with the Saddlers earlier this season, but has been forced to retire due to a persistent achilles injury.

The club would like to wish Matty all the best in his retirement.

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