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RHYS DAY ANNOUNCES DECISION TO RETIRE
16th April 2012 13:04


Stagsnet wishes Rhys Day all the best for the future and thanks him for all the good times

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Rhys announces decision to retire
mansfieldtown.net, Tue 10 Apr 2012

Former Manchester City defender Rhys Day will retire at the end of this season, the 29-year-old has announced.

http://www.mansfieldtown.net/page/NewsDetail/0,,10325~2729517,00.html

Day has been forced to sit out the season because of a reoccurring knee injury and after suffering from a patella tendon rupture during a friendly match at Rainworth Miners Welfare in January, the Welsh centre half has decided to hang up his boots.

"Everyone knows I've had troubles with my knee and little niggles which I've found hard to get over in the last 18-24 months," said Day.

"My body can't do what it used to and it's taking me longer to recover.

"I'm pleased to have had the career I've had. To have spent nearly 15 years in the game as a professional is something not many can say they've done."

Rhys has also announced a testimonial date for Saturday 12 May 2012 (3pm) to be played at One Call Stadium, Mansfield, where a Stags XI, featuring members of the current first team squad will face a Stags' Legends team consisting of the likes of Liam Lawrence, Alex John-Baptiste and Jake Buxton, who have already confirmed their attendance.

Day, who is currently in his second spell at Mansfield Town, has enjoyed two promotions with Aldershot and Oxford United in a career which started at Manchester City as a trainee

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VIDEO: Day looks back on career
mansfieldtown.net, Tue 10 Apr 2012

After officially announcing his decision to retire from playing earlier today, Rhys Day reflects on a career which started as a trainee at Manchester as well as previewing his testimonial on Saturday 12 May 2012.

Day's testimonial is to be played at One Call Stadium, Mansfield, where a Stags XI, featuring members of the current first team squad will face a Stags' Legends team consisting of the likes of Liam Lawrence, Alex John-Baptiste and Jake Buxton, who have already confirmed their attendance.

More details will follow.

Rhys Day is speaking to our Head of Media & Communications Mark Stevenson

http://www.mansfieldtown.net/page/NewsDetail/0,,10325~2729568,00.html

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Stags management duo deserve promotion, says Day
Saturday, April 14, 2012 Nottingham Post

RETIRING Mansfield Town defender Rhys Day believes the man-management of Paul Cox and his assistant Micky Moore is why the Stags are flourishing this season.

http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/story-15812839-detail/story.html

The duo joined Stags last summer and have led them to third in the Blue Square Bet Premier, which virtually guarantees them a play-off place as they head to Hayes and Yeading today.

Day, 29, has announced his retirement due to a serious knee injury and despite not playing this season, he said it is obvious why the Stags are on a run of ten wins in 12 games and in with a chance of promotion back to the Football League.

Day, who won promotion into the Football League with both Aldershot and Oxford, said: "It is all about belief really.

"The gaffer has looked after the lads all season, let them police themselves and when they have done well, rewarded them with days off.

"He has had a massive part to play and instilled belief that they are good enough to get promoted.

"I know the lads have to do it, but it all stems from the manager and his coach Micky Moore.

"They have been a breath of fresh air and I take my hat off to both of them.

"They are very professional and have been superb for the club.

"They deserve everything they get and I hope that ends in promotion."

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