Ex-City skipper hangs up his boots

Former Norwich City captain Matt Jackson has announced his retirement from football.The 36-year-old defender made 172 appearances for the Canaries, scoring six goals, after he joined Mike Walker's side from Everton for £450,000 in December 1996 and was soon appointed captain.

Former Norwich City captain Matt Jackson has announced his retirement from football.

The 36-year-old defender made 172 appearances for the Canaries, scoring six goals, after he joined Mike Walker's side from Everton for £450,000 in December 1996 and was soon appointed captain. He was also an Evening News columnist during his time with the club.

Jackson started his career at Luton before moving to Goodison Park and was an FA Cup winner with Everton in 1995. He also won two promotions as captain with Wigan, after joining the Latics from Norwich in 2001.

His last club was Watford, where Jackson made eight starts last season. In his 17-year career, the defender had 550 appearances and 16 goals.