Southampton captain Claus Lundekvam is set to retire after a long-term ankle injury. He had hoped to make a return to action this month but after a recurrence he has decided to hang up his boots.
The lanky Norwegian has spent the last 12 years with the Saints after making a £350,000 move from Brann Bergen in 1996, making over 400 appearances and Peter Crouch feel normal.
This is it for me, it’s game over. It’s very sad, but it hasn’t really sunk in yet.
Maybe once the season is finished and the players have gone I’ll find it hard to deal with.