Steven Reid: Burnley midfielder to retire at end of season

Steven Reid
Steven Reid has played 398 games during his career, but has only started once for Burnley this season

Burnley midfielder Steven Reid has announced that he will retire at the end of the current season.

Reid, 34, has made seven appearances for the Clarets after arriving from West Brom on a free transfer last July.

The former Republic of Ireland international's previous clubs also include Blackburn, Queens Park Rangers and Millwall, for whom he made his professional debut in May 1998.

"I feel the time has come to listen to my body," he told the club's website.external-link

"I'm excited about new challenges ahead. I'm working towards my 'A' licence and look forward to pursuing a career in coaching, alongside continuing the media work I've enjoyed this season."

Reid won 23 caps for the Republic and was a member of their squad for the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea, where they reached the first knockout stage before losing to Spain.

Steven Reid
Steven Reid scored eight goals in seven seasons with Blackburn having signed in a £2.5 million deal from Millwall