Newport captain Mark O’Brien has retired from football at the age of 27 as he requires heart surgery.
O’Brien, formerly of Derby and Luton, scored four times in 127 appearances for the Exiles.
CLUB NEWS | Newport County AFC are saddened to announce the immediate retirement of club captain Mark O’Brien.— Newport County AFC (@NewportCounty) June 15, 2020
The defender netted the winning goal against Notts County in 2017 which helped Newport avoid relegation from League Two and retain their English Football League status.
A Newport statement read: “The club will be doing everything it can to support Mark at this difficult time.”
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