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Leicester goalkeeper Alex Smithies forced to retire due to injury

Leicester goalkeeper Alex Smithies has retired from professional football due to injury, the Championship club have announced.

Smithies, 33, played nearly 500 senior games for Huddersfield, QPR and Cardiff during a 17-year playing career.

He joined Leicester in August 2022 but did not make a senior appearance for the Foxes.

“Alex Smithies has left Leicester City after announcing his retirement from the professional game,” a club statement read.

“Leicester City would like to place on record our appreciation to Alex and offer him and his family our best wishes for the future.”

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