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Aberdeen captain Russell Anderson announces retirement

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Aberdeen captain Russell Anderson has announced that he is to retire at the end of the season, but will stay at Pittodrie in a coaching capacity.

A statement by Anderson issued on the official Aberdeen website, read: “It was announced this evening that I am retiring from playing at the end of the current season but will be remaining at the club in a role behind the scenes. It’s obviously a huge wrench to stop playing, and a decision that has not been taken lightly, but the time just felt right.

“I would like to thank the fans for their fabulous support during both of my spells at the Club, it really is hugely appreciated.

“While nothing will ever beat playing, the fact I’m being given the opportunity to remain with the Dons is definitely the next best thing and I’m really looking forward to the next chapter of my career.”

Anderson amassed 414 appearances for the Dons in two spells with the club, scoring 21 times. He only played six times this season with his last appearance being the 1-0 defeat to St.Johnstone on 23rd August.

What are your thoughts on Russell Anderson and what he brought and what he can still bring to the Pittodrie side?

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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