George Boyd hangs up his boots
At the age of 36, and having been without a club since the end of last season, former Claret George Boyd has decided to retire.
This afternoon he received a glowing tribute from Sean Dyche for whom he played for three years between 2014 and 2017 before moving on to Sheffield Wednesday.
Prior to Burnley, he’d played non-league football at Stevenage before joining Peterborough where he is described as one of their greatest players. He had loans at both Nottingham Forest, where a permanent move was cancelled because of an eye problem, and Hull.
He joined Hull permanently but at Burnley he became a first team regular over three seasons and scored some important goals with probably the winner against Manchester City standing out for most fans. It was during his first season at Burnley when he was named player of the year by the Supporters Clubs.
There was a return to Peterborough before signing for Salford and on 8th May this year he made his final appearance in Salford’s 3-0 win against Leyton Orient.
Including his games for Stevenage, he went on to play over 600 league games in which he scored 109 goals. His 100th came on that remarkable night at Milton Keynes in January 2016 when he scored our final goal in a 5-0 win.Follow UpTheClarets:
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