Knee injury forces Gary Doherty into retirement

Gary DohertyFormer Republic of Ireland player Gary Doherty has retired .

The Carndonagh born defender who also played upfront has not featured this season with his club Wycombe Wanderers due to a knee injury he picked up in pre season.

The 34 year has decided to hang up the boots after a career which last 17 years.

In total Doherty made 501 appearances at club level with  Luton Town, Tottenham, Norwich City, Charlton and Wycombe, and he also won 34 caps for the Republic scoring four international goals.