Former Wanderers midfielder Liam Trotter has announced his decision to retire from the professional game.

Trotter made 73 appearances for the Whites, initially joining on loan from Millwall before making the move permanent several months later.

The 34-year-old scored six goals for the club in total, including a memorable strike in the 3-1 victory at Sheffield Wednesday back in April 2014.

He came through the ranks at Ipswich, making 26 first-team appearances for the Tractor Boys before having loan spells at Grimsby, Scunthorpe and Millwall.

Trotter joined the latter on a permanent deal in 2010 and played nearly 150 games for the London outfit before heading to the North West.

After leaving Wanderers in the summer of 2017, he had a stint overseas with Orange County in the United States before returning to England with Bromley.

The midfielder played for Chelmsford City this season, making 30 appearances as the club finish fifth in the National League South table before losing against St Albans in the play-offs.

But Trotter has now announced his decision to hang up his boots following a lengthy career.

He wrote on his Instagram page:  "And just like that, 18-plus years pass by in the blink of an eye. It's hard to put into words all the emotions I’m feeling, but the overwhelming feeling in this moment is gratitude.

"I'm grateful that I was fortunate enough to have a dream as a kid, and to actually live that dream. I'm grateful I had family and friends who supported me with this dream and were there for me every step of the way.

"I'm grateful that I was able to represent and play for such amazing football clubs, including my hometown. I'm grateful I was able to learn so much more about the game I love from the coaches and managers I played for.

"I'm grateful I got to experience promotions, relegation, cup runs, goals, derbies, Wembley and more. I'm grateful for the fans that supported me, and the ones who pushed me to be better.

"Most of all, I'm grateful for every single player I played with, and against, you are all what made this journey so special. Some have become friends for life, but all of us will remain connected having shared the same dream and lived it together.

"(I’m) excited and scared for what maybe next, but it's time to find out who ‘Liam Trotter’ is without football. If the next 20 years are half as good as the last 20, then I guess I'm just one lucky man."