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Watson Set To Hang Up Boots

Wednesday's former Newcastle United and Everton midfielder Steve Watson is set to hang his boots up in the professional game.

The 35-year-old, who has also played for West Brom and Aston Villa in a successful career, arrived back at Wednesday's Middlewood Road training ground to keep up fitness during the pre-season.

But he's conceded that his time in the professional game could well come to an end before the 2009-10 season kicks-off in August, bringing to an end an illustrious career.

'It's very likely that I won't play again professionally but I still want to get back to a decent level of fitness so I can play when I want to play,' he told www.swfc.co.uk.

'If I get fitter and stronger and it feels better, then I can't 100 per cent rule it out that I won't give it another try.'

Wednesday fans will remember Watson most for his superb, match winning goal in the Steel City Derby against Sheffield United last season.

And his last game in the famous blue and white shirts came in the reverse fixture at Bramall Lane earlier this year - a game which Wednesday won to complete a famous double.

The North Shields man made over 50 appearances for the Owls during a loan stint and full switch to Hillsborough after signing from the Baggies.

In total, his time in the professional game has spanned over 19 years and over 500 appearances.




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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday July 10 2009

Time: 11:00AM

Your Comments

It's a shame that age and injury caught up with him, his first season on loan he was magnificent in our run in. Oh well, as he said, if he had to go out on a single game, his last one beating the blunts was as good as any. Good luck Watto, all the best.
robc
all the best watto
bradford_owl
All the best watto, good luck
ehopkin
Great pro and a cracking player. Made the difference to our midfield last season when he played and lets not forget the goal against the piggies :)
will it ever happen
When fit we looked a better team with him in the engine room, i think we'll miss him, the best of luck Steve.
ecco owl
 

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