The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE -

HARTLE­POOL man­ager Colin Cooper says he tried to talk mid­fielder Jonathan Green­ing out of his decision to re­tire this week.

Green­ing, 35, spent two days on trial with Cooper after be­ing re­leased by Not­ting­ham For­est at the end of last sea­son and the Pools boss wanted to make his stay per­ma­nent.

But Green­ing, who spent three years with Manch­ester United, in­stead opted to hang up his boots.

Cooper said:“I did tell him not to be too hasty.

“I have seen peo­ple who re­gret not hav­ing the ex­tra cou­ple of years when their bod­ies are more than ca­pa­ble.”

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