Date: 6th July 2007 at 10:02am
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EX-ACCRINGTON Stanley defender Andrew Tretton has joined non-leaguers Telford United on a Pre-Season trial after coming out of retirement.

The 30-year-old centre back retired from full time football in April, after leaving Accrington Stanley.

But it has now been revealed that he is looking to get back in to football, playing on a Part-Time contract.

“I was finding the full-time stuff was catching me out because I`d do a bit of training and then have to take some time out,” he said, speaking to the Shropshire Star.

“I`d been out for the best part of 18 months, and the longer you`re out, the tougher it is to get your fitness back.

“Now I`m looking to do pre-season with Telford and get involved in a few games and then both parties will take it from there.

“I don`t want to think too far ahead because every time I`ve built my hopes up, I`ve been kicked in the teeth.

“I`d like to stay, though. I know a few of the lads like Steve Jagielka from Shrewsbury and Dean Craven, who was with me at Shrewsbury and Hereford. Richard Teesdale was at Hereford too.

Tretton also rubbished reports that he is an injury prone player, by adding:

“People say I`m injury prone, but it`s only been the one injury so I don`t think I am. I split my cartilage behind the kneecap right down to the bone.

“I had quite a gruesome operation but it`s made a massive difference. It`s a lot better now.”

Good look Andy.