FORMER Wrexham stalwart Mark Carrington has called time on his playing career.

The 35-year-old, a midfielder who could play across the defence, confirmed he was hanging up his boots after leaving Kidderminster Harriers.

Carrington signed for National League North outfit Harriers last summer after spending eight seasons with Wrexham.

Having arrived at The Racecourse in September 2013 on non-contract terms, Carrington went onto make 274 appearances and was the club’s longest serving player when his spell with the Reds came to an end.

Carrington, who was vice-captain, also scored one of Wrexham’s most iconic goals of the non-league era.

Although not a regular on the scoresheet, more than 4,000 travelling supporters saw Carrington put the Reds 1-0 up at then-Premier League side Stoke City who hit back to win 3-1 and avoid a huge FA Cup third round upset in January 2015.

During his 16 years as a professional career, Carrington also played for Crewe, MK Dons, Hamilton Academical and Bury, making 439 appearances.

He confirmed on his Twitter account that his playing days have come to an end.

"After a lot of thought and with a heavy heart, I've decided the time is right to hang my boots up," wrote Carrington.

"I've achieved my boyhood dreams to become a professional footballer.

"I've made some amazing memories and met some even better people along the way.

"Being able to take my children on the pitch and seeing their faces has been priceless.

"I would like to thank all players/staff/fans who have been involved in my journey.

"The biggest thank you goes to my family who have been my biggest supporters through thick and thin.

"Although I always knew this day would come, it's a sad day! But I wanted to bow out on my terms.

"The Wrexham and Kidderminster fans have been a hell of a great bunch and I'll be sure to be returning back to The Racecourse and Aggborough.

"#16andout CARRA."