Former Albion midfielder Davy Propper has retired – for a second time.

The Holland international, 32, called time on his playing days after injury thwarted a comeback.

He had looked to relaunch his career via a second spell at his hometown club Vitesse Arnhem.

In a statement, Propper said: "Unfortunately, my return to Vitesse did not have the effect I had hoped for.

“I deeply regret that, due to various injuries, I have barely been able to make any minutes at my club.

“Since there is no prospect of anything better, I have decided to stop playing football permanently from next season. It is better this way.”

Propper played 121 times for Albion across their first four campaigns as a Premier League team.

He than had half a season at his previous club PSV before his first, temporary retirement.

Vitesse endured a nightmare season, culminating in a points deduction.

Their team this season included on-loan Albion pair Kacper Kozlowski and Adrian Mazilu.