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Duberry was a huge help at Oxford, says Constable
Michael Duberry should stay in football after calling time on his playing career this week, according to former teammate James Constable.
The ex-Chelsea and Leeds defender announced his retirement on Wednesday, aged 37.
Constable spent the previous two seasons alongside Duberry in the Oxford United squad and hopes to see him put the vast experience gained across almost 20 years as a professional put to good use.
He said: “He’s been a massive servant to the game and it’s just a shame to see him retire.
“Everybody would say that, even last season, he was trying to coach as many people as he could.
“He’d spend time with the keepers and us centre forwards, whatever he felt he needed to get across he would take the time and speak to people.
“It would be nice to see him stay in football. It would be a waste if he didn’t.
“I’d love to be able to play until 37.
“At 29 it feels a long way off and hopefully I have a lot more years in me yet.”
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