Tonbridge Angels’ popular midfielder Damian Scannell has been forced to hang up his boots due to injury.

Scannell said: “It was looking like it was going to be ten months to a year out. I have to think about my personal life as well. In my job I have to stay fit. If it was just running it could have been fine, but one tackle could mean I couldn’t walk for months, so I have to close this chapter of my life.”

“I’d like to thank Melvyn, the gaffer, the chairman and the players. I’ve loved playing for Tonbridge, I was looking forward to this season, and I can say I went out on a high.

“And I’d also like to thank the fans. At Tonbridge the fans don’t treat you as a player, they treat you as a friend, and I’ve had so much support already from so many people.

“You haven’t seen the last of me! I’m going to be bringing my son down to watch games. I feel like it’s a special place to me.”


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