Striker David Hibbert has announced his retirement from the game due to a knee injury.

Peterborough United striker David Hibbert has today announced his retirement from the game due to a knee injury.

Hibbert, who joined Posh from Shrewsbury Town in May 2010, sustained the knee injury in November 2010 and has made the difficult decision to hang up his boots.

'I've been left with no choice but to make the decision to announce my retirement from the professional game due to a knee injury. I'm truly devastated, but I can walk away knowing I couldn't of done anymore to get back. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the chairman Darragh MacAnthony, the manager Darren Ferguson, the staff and players at Peterborough United who have been fantastic to me.

'I have no doubt the club will continue to go from strength to strength. I'll never have a bad word to say about the football club and I wish them the very best in the future. Finally, I would like to thank the fans for their support during my time at London Road,' Hibbert said.

Posh boss Darren Ferguson added: 'It is a very sad day that he has had to retire. Unfortunately he didn't get the chance to play for me, but he is a fantastic lad and a great professional. He is a good example to others. He could not have worked any harder to try and get back and I am sure he will go on to do good things in the future.

'His attitude was fantastic and everyone is very disappointed that he couldn't get back, but he has made the right decision, he has to think of his future and his family and I wish him all the best in whatever he decides to do,' Ferguson said.

We would like to thank Dave and wish him the very best in the future.