Tommie Hoban has retired from football after the Watford academy graduate left Aberdeen earlier this summer.

The centre-back has informed new club Crewe Alexandra that he will not continue his career in football, despite signing with the English League One club in July. Hoban initially joined Aberdeen in 2019 from Watford and made 42 appearances over two spells.

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Former Watford defender Tommie Hoban has retired after leaving Aberdeen. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

His career has been hampered by injuries, including two Anterior Cruciate Ligament injuries. Crew manager David Artell said of the 27-year-old: “I had a text off Tommie on the Wednesday before the Cheltenham game, he said he didn’t feel quite right, but it was a pleasant message.

“I gave him a ring and he just told me that he was retiring over the phone and I haven’t seen him since.

“That’s the long and the short of it. The contract situation has been getting sorted over this last week and unfortunately, Tommie has decided to retire.”

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