Former Fulham and Tottenham midfielder Sean Davis forced to retire

Image: Sean Davis: Forced to announce his retirement after failing to recover from a knee injury

Former Fulham and Tottenham midfielder Sean Davis has been forced to retire from football through a knee injury - but is determined to stay in the game.

It's while talking about Fulham that Davis becomes most enthused. It's the club where he progressed through the ranks and one that he would later make 155 appearances for. He also holds the distinction of being amongst a select group of professionals that have played in all four divisions. Spells at Spurs and Pompey followed but his affinity with Martin Jol's side remains as strong as ever. "Fulham have been a big part of my life, I will be going down there to watch a few games and enjoy being a fan again," added Davis It was under the tutelage of Jean Tigana that the Battersea-born midfielder really blossomed at Craven Cottage, and he now wants to inspire other youngsters from his area to replicate his feats. "Someone told me recently that since I joined Fulham, no other player from Battersea has made it as a professional footballer from that area," he continued. "There is so much talent in that area and if that is true, I would like to try and help change that. Growing up there were better players than me around, but maybe they didn't have the support and sadly fell by the wayside. "I know exactly how to relate to these players and I believe that I could help them fulfil their potential. Working with young players definitely appeals to me and in time is something I will look at."

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