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Saints defender retires

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Southampton defender Claus Lundekvam has retired from the game after losing his battle with a long-standing ankle injury.

The 35-year-old underwent surgery on his ankle tendon last week and had hoped to train with the Saints´ first team this month in a bid to return to action before the end of the season, but the Norwegian international, who made over 400 appearances in a 12-year stint on the south coast, has now admitted defeat in his battle to regain match fitness.

He told BBC Radio Solent: "That´s it for me, it´s game over. It´s very sad, but it hasn´t really sunk in yet."

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