Aberdeen have confirmed that captain Russell Anderson has this evening retired.
Anderson made over 400 appearances in a distinguished Dons career but has struggled with injury this season and has now hung up his boots.
Anderson will remain at Pittodrie, taking on a behind the scenes role and he told the Aberdeen FC official website: “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.”