‘New challenge’ - Former Bristol City, Leeds Utd and Swansea man seeks transfer

Most retire before they're 35, but Lee Trundle is playing on at the age of 46, and there's no stopping him as he seeks a new team.
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Former Bristol City striker Lee Trundle is on the search for a new club after confirming he'll play on at 46-years-old.

The former Robins forward has confirmed he is leaving second tier Welsh club Ammanford, but is not hanging up the boots, as he prolongs his playing career. Trundle was at Ammanford from 2019, and played alongside former Leeds United midfielder Andy Robinson, as well as his ex-Swansea City teammate Leon Britton. He registered 33 goals and 14 assists for them over a four-year period whilst combing his playing duties with an ambassadorial role with Swansea.

Confirming the news of his departure from the West Wales outfit, he posted on Instagram: “Just want to say a massive thank you to @ammanfordafc for the last 4 seasons but its time to move on. Thank you to @gruffharrison all the staff, directors, and fans, what a great club it is. Don’t worry I’m not hanging up my boots yet! Looking forward to a new challenge at a new club x.”

Trundle joined Bristol City in the summer of 2007 after reaching double figures in the Football League in five consecutive seasons. He was prominent on Soccer AM for his showboating skills and extravagant dribbling, whilst also being prolific for Wrexham and Swansea.

He scored six goals in 41 appearances in his first campaign at Ashton Gate, helping them reach the Championship Play-Off final after netting against Crystal Palace. Trundle continued on to the next season and netted two further goals, but mid-way through the campaign joined Leeds for three-months, before returning. He was allowed to join Swansea on a season-long loan deal, but failed to recapture his form and joined Cymru Premier (top flight of Welsh football) outfit Neath, helping them qualify for the Europa League, before they went bust.

He returned to the professional game with Preston North End at 35-years-old and then played for Chester and later Marine, before announcing he would retire in the summer of 2013. Trundle ended his three-year retirement and joined Llanelli Town, helping them to two consecutive promotions before turning out for the likes of Haverfordwest County and then Trefelin.

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