Oldham Roughyeds have confirmed that vice-captain Sammy Gee has retired from professional Rugby League.
The 30-year-old was originally signed as a hooker but has played at full-back, centre, back-row and loose forward in time at the club.
He has made 107 appearances for the Roughyeds since the 2013 campaign.
And Oldham coach Scott Naylor admitted that it will be sad to see Gee retire.
He said: “It’s sad that he’s going. I know what it’s like to retire and I thought he was more than capable of doing another two or three seasons.
“He’ll be a big loss, but he was sure he wanted to finish so we have to respect his decision.
“It doesn’t mean I have to agree with it. As far as I’m concerned, it’s very unfortunate to say the least, but it’s time now for the player and club to move on.
“We hoped he would stay because he gave us a lot of quality and he was a great lad to have around the club and especially in the dressing room.”
And Naylor wished Gee the very best of luck with whatever he does in the future.
He added: “Needless to say, Sammy goes with a massive thank-you for everything he has done for the club in the past five years. He leaves with the very best wishes of everyone at the club.
“As I say, he will be a big loss.”