Graham hangs up his boots

Lennox Herald - - SPORTS -

For­mer Sons skip­per Andy Graham an­nounced the end of his Sons ca­reer at the week­end af­ter spend­ing three and a half sea­sons at the club.

Andy started his ca­reer at Stir­ling Al­bion in 2005 and made his se­nior de­but in July 2005 against Ayr United.

He later joined Hamil­ton Ac­cies for the 2010/11 sea­son, sign­ing a one-year con­tract.

Next he signed for the club he sup­ports – Greenock Mor­ton – be­fore fi­nally land­ing at the Rock.

The 34-year-old signed up with the Sons on a one- year deal in 2012 and went on to be­come team cap­tain.

He played a ma­jor part in help­ing the Dum­bar­ton side fin­ish sev­enth in the first di­vi­sion and in May 2013 he signed a new one-year deal to carry on his ca­reer at Dum­bar­ton FC.

He was equally con­sis­tent in the SPFL Cham­pi­onship in 2013/14, mak­ing 42 ap­pear­ances and scor­ing two goals.

An out­stand­ing year fol­lowed and the de­fender be­came a fans’ favourite with six Bax­ter Ram­say player of the month nom­i­na­tions.

He also was cho­sen as the play­ers’ player of the sea­son in ad­di­tion to be­ing voted the fans choice as their player of the year.

In June this year, he was the sec­ond of the cur­rent squad to sign a one-year con­tract fol­low­ing the ar­rival of new boss Ste­vie Aitken.

He handed over his ti­tle of cap­tain in July this year when for­mer Falkirk de­fender Dar­ren Barr joined the Sons, but Graham still made ap­pear­ances on the pitch against Hibs and St Mir­ren be­fore an­nounc­ing his de­par­ture on Satur­day (Au­gust 22).

Man­ager Ste­vie Aitken said:“Andy and I came to an agree­ment on his DFC ca­reer, and I’d like to wish him all the very best for the fu­ture.”

New chap­ter Andy Graham leaves Dum­bar­ton af­ter three sea­sons

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