Former midfielder Anthony Griffith forced to retire

Former Port Vale midfielder Anthony Griffith has been forced to retire at the age of 28 due to an ongoing hip problem.

Griffith’s current club, Altrincham, announced the news that following advice from the Professional Footballers` Association, an agreement has been reached on settling his contract.

Griffith was a popular favourite of the terraces during three spells at Vale Park. Never the most gifted of players, he made up for that with a hard-working work ethic.

He first joined the Valiants in 2008 a spell that culminated in him winning the Player of the Year award in 2010.

He moved to Leyton Orient in 2012 but returned to Vale on loan in 2013. He then came back for a third spell in the summer of 2013 (helping Vale to promotion) before being released in 2014.

Since leaving Vale, he had spells with Harrogate, Shrewsbury, Carlisle United and Altrincham.

We’d like to wish “Griff” all the very best for the future!

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