Persistent injury problem leads to retirement for Clive Platt
Bury FC striker Clive Platt has retired from playing after an illustrious 19 year playing career.
Platt, 37, made over 600 career appearances, scoring over 100 goals, for clubs such as Walsall, Rochdale, MK Dons, Peterborough United and Coventry City.
Clive began his career with Walsall coming through their youth system before bursting into their first team. Just before the turn of the century, he joined our near neighbours Rochdale, on loan and then signed for them in a club record transfer (£100,000) months later and went onto make over 160 appearances for the Dale, scoring over 30 goals. In 2003 he signed a monthly deal with Notts County before joining Peterborough United.
July 2007 saw Clive move to then Championship side Colchester United, for another club record fee of £300,000. After three seasons with Colchester, Coventry City was his next port of call where he made 47 appearances, scoring 7 goals.
He joined Northampton Town in time for the 2012/13 season where he was to spend a full season under Aidy Boothroyd, but following the managers dismissal, Platt found himself without a club just ten days later. Clive joined the Shakers in January 2014, signing a short term deal that was extended for a further 12 months over the summer.
Clive made his final career appearance for the Shakers against Manchester City in the Manchester Senior Cup Semi – Final, scoring the Shakers only goal of the game, in the 2 – 1 defeat.
A calf problem that occurred just before pre-season started has failed to clear and Clive has now taken the decision to hang up his boots for the final time.
Everyone at the Club would like to wish Clive all the very best for the future and thank him for his service to the Club.