Last season’s FA Cup winners are out of that competition this term and are currently 10th in the Premier League, leaving the Europa Conference League as their only chance of lifting a trophy this year.
Defoe was unable to recapture the form from his first spell at Sunderland, when he had scored 34 goals in 87 Premier League games, and his final action as a professional footballer came on 19 March when Christina sverigetröja barn Georgiani he played the final 16 minutes of a 0-0 draw at Lincoln City.
Boss Ryan Lowe said: “I’m obviously gutted for him. First and foremost, goalkeepers can often go for forever and a day, so for fotbollströjor psg Dec to have to retire at the age of 31 is obviously disappointing for him and disappointing for us.
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Ludlow, one of Wales’ greatest women’s players and their longest tenured manager was popular with her players and news of her departure in January 2021, left the Wales squad “sad, surprised and emotional”, with the former Arsenal captain the only person to preside over more than 50 Wales women’s international matches.