Former St Johnstone & Kilmarnock favourite Frazer Wright retires from football following Stirling Albion appointment

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BY ALAN TEMPLE – @CCP_Sport

ST JOHNSTONE legend Frazer Wright has announced his retirement from football at the age of 37.

The experienced defender made 131 appearances for the Perth outfit and wrote his name in Saints folklore as part of the side which lifted the Scottish Cup for the first time in their history by defeating Dundee United in 2014.

Wright also turned out with distinction for Stranraer and Kilmarnock, enjoying more than 150 top-flight outings with the latter, before ending his playing days with stints at Dumbarton and, most recently, Stirling Albion.

(Pic: Twitter, @WrightFrazer)

Having been named assistant manager of the Binos – working with fellow St Johnstone hero Dave Mackay – Wright has decided now is the right time to hang up his boots.

He tweeted: “Now that I’ve made the step into management the time has come to retire from playing.

“I’ve had a brilliant 19 years and been lucky enough to friends for life. I want to thank all the fans at the clubs I have played for and all the managers, assistant manager, coaches, physios and staff.

“I have some great highlights to look back on and experiences that will live with me forever. Now for a new adventure.”

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