Bad knee calls time on longest serving player

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Rugby Town striker Seb Hamilton has called time on his career at Butlin Road due to a succession of knee problems.

The 28 year-old forward was the club’s longest serving player having been one of the then-boss Martin Sockett’s first signings in June 2010.

He topped Valley’s scoring charts in his first season with 15 goals and opened his account this time round with a late winner in the away game at Barton at the beginning of September.

However having had numerous operations on both knees in recent years, Hamilton has told Rugby manager Dave Stringer that he is calling it a day.

Stringer commented: “Seb is a good player and we shall miss his contribution.

“He has battled hard to overcome the injury issues, but he has decided that the demands of training twice a week and playing at this level are too much for him at this point.

“Hopefully he will be able to continue in the lower leagues, and I know he is going to assess the situation after resting up - but whatever he does we wish him well.”