KEIGHLEY-born goalkeeper Tommy Lee has announced his retirement from playing due to injury.

The 31-year-old made 373 appearances for Chesterfield but persistent pain in his shoulder has forced him to quit.

Lee missed the whole of last season after several operation but returned to play seven games this term.

He said: “It’s obviously been a tough decision for me to make, but my shoulder has caused me a lot of pain on a daily basis.

“It’s started to affect my everyday life, which is something I’ve not experienced before in my career.

“I have to think about my future and what my body will be like after football. I think retirement from playing was my only option, which is a great shame.

“The process of getting to this point has been tough and it’s probably a decision I should have made in the summer but I wanted to give it one more go.”

Lee, who first played football for Oakworth Juniors, had trials at City but joined Manchester United as a youngster.

He played for Macclesfield before signing for Chesterfield in 2008, twice winning promotion from League Two.