The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

GARY Do­herty has backed Wy­combe to con­tinue their charge to­wards pro­mo­tion, de­spite be­ing forced to re­tire.

The 34-year-old for­mer Tot­ten­ham man has been suf­fer­ing with a knee in­jury since pre-sea­son.

In all Do­herty played 501 games for Lu­ton, Spurs, Nor­wich, Charl­ton and Wy­combe, and he also won 34 caps for the Repub­lic of Ire­land.

But he’s sure the Chairboys can carry on their great start by reach­ing League One.

“The gaffer has put to­gether a re­ally strong team and I would have loved to have been a part of it for the rest of the sea­son,” said Do­herty, who made 47 ap­pear­ances for Wy­combe after join­ing two years ago.

“Re­tir­ing is the hard­est decision for any foot­baller to have to make.You al­ways hope you’ll be able to re­tire in your own time when it is right for you, but in­jury has forced my hand and it’s one of those things you have to deal with.”

IN­JURY: Gary Do­herty

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