Former Aberdeen and Watford defender Tommie Hoban does not believe ‘it would be right to continue’ his football career as he retires, aged 27.

Hoban joined English League One club Crew Alexandra earlier this summer, following his exit from the Scottish Premiership and Aberdeen. But he has called time on his career before making an appearance. Hoban joined the Pittodrie club from Watford in 2019, his career hampered by two Anterior Cruciate Ligament injuries.

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The former Aberdeen and Watford player has retired. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

The retired centre-back said of his announcement: “It’s been a very difficult decision for me to make, but ultimately it’s a decision every player has to one day make, and I feel that now is the right time for me and my family.

“I understand some Crewe fans may be disappointed by the timing of my decision.

“However I always want to give 100% in anything I commit to, both on and off the pitch, mentally and physically I no longer feel I can do that and don’t think it would be right to continue.”

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