Southampton veteran goalkeeper Kelvin Davis has revealed that after he has played in his upcoming testimonial match this month, he will be hanging up his boots and gloves from professional football.

Davis joined The Saints in 2006 and has been a pivotal part of their demise and uprise in the last ten years. The former England under-21 has seen the club fall into administration and find themselves on the brink of liquidation, in League One, all the way back to the promised land of the Premier League where he started frequently in Saints’ first season back.

However now, 40-year-old Davis has finally decided to call it a day with professional football after making an outstanding 271 appearances in the Southampton goalkeeping kit.

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Speaking to the Daily Echo, Davis had this to say about his career:

I think as I sit here now I feel the time is right. I feel that it’s a road that was obviously always going to come to an end and I feel very proud of what’s been achieved and what’s happened in the time I’ve been at the club, the ups and the downs and my personal battles.

The experienced goalkeeper’s testimonial match is sure to be something special, with Saints’ current squad going up against a team made up of players from the club’s sensational double promotion squad, featuring cult heroes such as Rickie Lambert.

Davis has had a wonderful career and will be remembered as a Southampton legend for years to come.