Wrexham defender Manny Smith has had to retire due to a long-standing knee injury.

Wrexham AFC

The 31-year-old told the club’s website: “I’ve not had the best 18 months with the injury. I had five operations in a five-month period, but after all of that, I know I have made the right decision all round; for the club, my family and for myself.

“My family have always been made to feel welcome by everyone at the club and that alone has made my time enjoyable.”

Birmingham native Smith made the breakthrough at Walsall and went on to play for Notts County and Gateshead, with two spells at Wrexham, as well as a loan stint at Halesowen Town.

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