FORMER Burton Albion defender Shane Cansdell-Sherriff has, this morning, announced his retirement from English football.
The Australian made 108 appearances for the Brewers since the start of the 2013/14 season after previously representing Preston North End. He left the Brewers when his contract expired at the end of the 2015/16 season.
Shane made this announcement on his Facebook page and he said: "For my friends and family who don't know, I had decided to retire from English football after 17 years and move home. I feel the time is right for the change."
He added: "My fiancé and 4 boys who have always been by my side along the way will finally be able to experience what I've been nagging about for so long.
"I want to thank all my family, friends and fans for the support you have shown over the years through the good times and bad.
"I have met so many great people and experienced so many great things along the way.
"Football has been a huge part of my life for such a long time and the memories I have built will last forever, especially after the last 5 years with 3 promotions and a play off final.
The central defender is looking to continue playing football whilst developing his coaching skills.
"I will continue to play for as long as the body allows me and look to continue to develop as a coach."
"I hope to see you all again some time and I have an open invitation should anyone wish to visit and see the shores of Australia."