FORMER Premier League striker Deon Burton will end his playing career after Worcester City’s clash against AFC Fylde on Saturday (3pm).

Manager Carl Heeley revealed the 39-year-old, who has been a player/coach at the club, has decided to hang up his boots at the end of City's Vanarama National League North campaign.

In a career spanning more than 20 years, Burton scored goals for a host of Football League clubs including Portsmouth, Derby County, Sheffield Wednesday and Charlton Athletic.

The forward has also netted 12 times in 56 appearances for Jamaica and represented his country at the 1998 World Cup.

After being released by Scunthorpe last year, Burton had spells at Eastleigh and Brackley Town before joining City in September.

During his time at the Blue and Whites, the former Jamaica international has played 31 times and hit the back of the net on nine occasions.

Heeley said it was an “honour” to work with Burton, who is also a coach at Birmingham City, and hopes City fans will give him a “great send-off” at Aggborough at the weekend.

“Deon will be hanging up his boots after Saturday’s game,” Heeley said.

“It is an honour personally that I have had an opportunity to work with such a great lad as Deon and a super professional who has had a wonderful career.

“He has played in a World Cup and he is finishing off his career playing for Worcester City and we should all respect that and congratulate him.

“He gave us some wonderful memories and scored some vital goals that have contributed to us achieving our goals this season.

“Hopefully all the fans will join me and all the rest of the lads and staff in giving him a great send off and thank him for what he has done for us in his short spell at the club.”