Reading striker Jason Robert has confirmed his retirement from football.
The 36-year-old ends a playing a career that spanned 17 years, citing medical grounds as the reason for retiring.
He had a surgery on a career-threatening hip injury in March 2013 and has however been unable to make full recovery.
“I’m proud of everything I’ve achieved and am grateful for all that I’ve experienced,” said Robert, who last played on December 8, 2012.
“I’ve played in every division and I have fond memories of my time at each and every club I have represented, and also playing internationally for Grenada.
“I am looking forward to the future and having time to focus on my charity The Jason Roberts Foundation.”
Robert began his career at Hayes in the 1996-97 season and went on to play for Wolves, Bristol Rovers, West Brom, Wigan and Blackburn Rovers, before joining Reading in January 2012.
He played a key role in the Royals’ promotion to the top division that season, but featured only 12 times in the top flight last year due to injury, with Reading going down to the Coca Cola Championship in May.
“I have had an amazing 17 years playing professional football and I’m proud of everything I’ve achieved and am grateful for all that I’ve experienced,” Robert added.