Anderton Set To Hang Up Boots
Speaking in the Bournemouth Evening Echo, the Cherries midfielder is quoted as saying: "It's a tough decision and Saturday will be a sad day. I've been lucky to come to Bournemouth and have really enjoyed it. It's been a great way to finish my career. I was finding training hard work and rather than just slogging on and not enjoying it, I have made this decision. I would to thank all the supporters for the fantastic backing I have had since my first minute at the club".
In a career spanning over 18 years, Anderton has appeared for Portsmouth, Tottenham Hotspurs, Birmingham City, Wolverhampton Wanderers and finally AFC Bournemouth, as well as winning 30 caps for England (scoring 7 times). Overall making 425 appearances (+51 as a sub, scoring 59 goals) in the League, 40 appearances (+3 subs apps, scoring 11 goals) in the FA Cup, 38 appearances (+3 subs apps, scoring 10 goals) and 7 appearnces (+1 sub apps, scoring once) in other competitions.