Glenn Murray: Former Brighton and Crystal Palace forward retires

Glenn Murray
Glenn Murray is second on Brighton's all-time scoring list

Former Brighton & Hove Albion and Crystal Palace forward Glenn Murray has retired.

Murray joined Nottingham Forest on a short-term deal in February but was out of contract at the end of the season.

He scored 111 goals in 285 appearances for Brighton in two spells at the club, either side of four years at Palace and a spell at Bournemouth.

"I feel as though the time is right and I wanted to retire at a good level," Murray, 37, said.

He told Brighton's website: "I've had a lot of good years in the game, but this seems the right time to call it a day."

"I am getting off the football merry-go-round, the structure of being told what to do for 20 years. I am looking forward to making some of my own decisions I suppose!"

Murray left Brighton last summer to join Watford on loan for the season, but his deal was cut short on winter deadline day to allow him to move to Forest, where he scored 2 goals in 16 appearances.

He ends his playing career after 16 years in which he also played for numerous other clubs including Carlisle and Rochdale.

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