Where is Dean Ashton now?
A promising Premier League career with West Ham United was cut short for Dean Ashton when he was forced to retire in 2009 at the age of 26 after a long-standing ankle injury which was originally sustained on England duty.
Starting his career at Crewe Alexandra in 2000 he went onto make nearly 300 first team appearances for three teams, scoring over 100 goals.
After being force to retire due to his injury, he sued the FA for compensation in 2011 and eventually won a long court battle which was settled out of court.
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Upon from retiring from playing, Ashton has forged a new career in the media and currently provides punditry and co-commentary for various television channels including BT Sport, ITV, Sky Sports and the BBC.
He is also a regular co-commentator on radio station talkSPORT and makes regular appearances on the after-dinner speaking circuit.
Away from his media duties, Ashton is a keen golfer.
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Dean Ashton: Premier League Statistics
|Premier League Teams Played for||Norwich City, West Ham United|
Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com