Former Sheffield Wednesday and Liverpool midfielder retires

Former Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Darren Potter has announced his retirement from the game.

Tuesday, 17th November 2020, 12:56 pm

The 35-year-old former Liverpool Academy product made more than 100 appearances spanning three seasons for Wednesday.

He was a member of Alan Irvine’s squad which was relegated to League One in 2010, with his stand-out highlight coming that season when he scored a volley against bitter rivals Sheffield United in a 1-1 draw at Hillsborough.

Former Wednesday team-mate Neil Mellor said on Twitter: “One of my best mates in football is calling it a day. Pottsy you have been a great team-mate, opponent and mate on and off the pitch. All the best to you for what comes next.”

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His tweet prompted a follow-up message from the Owls, who simply posted: “All the best Darren.”

Potter hangs up his boots after spending just a week with National League side Altrincham.

He also lists Southampton, Wolverhampton Wanderers, MK Dons, Rotherham United and Tranmere Rovers as former clubs.

Former Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Darren Potter. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)