Brighton stalwart Kerry Mayo has announced his retirement from the game due to injury.
The 32-year-old defender was released by Seagulls boss Russell Slade at the the end of last season after 14 years and more than 400 games for the south-coast side.
Mayo was offered a one-year deal by former Albion boss Micky Adams, who is now in charge at Port Vale, but a groin injury which would need surgery and a lengthy spell of rehabilitation has forced him to call it a day.
"To play for your boyhood team is one thing, but to do it for 14 years is an honour," he said.
"Every single day has been a delight - even the times when I haven't been in the side or had been injured."
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