Former Posh star announces his retirement from the game.

Former Peterborough United star George Boyd has announced his retirement from football at the age of 36.

Boyd, who was part of the famed Holy Trinity at Posh alongside Aaron Mclean and Craig Mackail-Smith, made over 300 appearances for the club in two spells, helping the club to back-to-back promotions as well as playing a major role in helping the club back to the Championship in 2011.

Boyd, who went on to play in the Premier League for Burnley before ending his career with Salford City in League Two, said: “I have loved every second of the journey, but I have come to the decision to hang up the boots and put an end to my playing career. From non-league, with Stevenage, to then play and score at every level all the way up to the Premier League, it’s been beyond my wildest dreams.

“A huge thank you to all the managers I have played under, who helped me along the way. I am also grateful to my team-mates, who have now become friends for life. My biggest thanks go to my family for always being by my side and following me all over the country. I’m a lucky man.

“A final thank you to the fans. I have been incredibly lucky to feel welcome at every club I have played for. I have lived every boy’s dream and now I am looking forward to the next chapter and whatever that brings.”