Frustrated Yeovil Town midfielder Marc Bircham is considering ending his playing career because of an ankle injury.
The 30-year-old former Millwall and QPR star has not played since early September and is thinking of moving into a coaching role.
He said: "The retirement's nearing. I've probably got to see one more specialist.
"They all keep telling me the same thing. I'm just hoping one will turn round and tell me something else. It isn't looking good.
"There are so many managers out of work that if you're offered a job you have to take it."