Former Birmingham City winger David Cotterill has called time on his playing career at the age of just 30 according to reports by Birmingham Live.

The Welsh wideman had most recently been playing in the Indian Super League with Kolkata-based club ATK but returned to the UK after just two months in Asia and has failed to find another club.

With Cotterill having last played competitive football in the English Football League last year, it has been reported that the player has called time on his playing career, almost 14 years on from making his senior debut with boyhood club Bristol City.

Cotterill made 66 senior appearances for The Robins in which he scored nine goals. Spells with Wigan Athletic, Sheffield United, Swansea City, Portsmouth and Barnsley followed before the winger joined third tier club Doncaster Rovers. The player’s two seasons in South Yorkshire were two of the best in his career with Cotterill helping the club to promotion to the Sky Bet Championship in 2012/2013 while he was named in the PFA Team of the Year for that campaign.

In summer 2014, Cotterill opted to move closer to home and joined Birmingham City. The winger went on to make 109 appearances for the Blues while he netted 15 goals.

Following Cotterill’s recent spell in India, the player was linked with a return to the Sky Bet Championship but he has instead determined that the time is right to end his playing days.

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