SWINDON Town defender Mathieu Baudry revealed he is considering retiring from professional football at the end of the season.

Speaking after the 1-0 defeat to Newport County on Saturday, the 34-year-old cited wanting to spend more time with his family as the primary reason for the revelation.

Baudry stated he has put football before his wife and children too often and he would like to prioritise them from now on.

Asked about his contract situation, the Frenchman said he is currently treating every game as if it’s the last one he ever plays.

Baudry said: “I haven’t really discussed with anyone, but I think it’s very possible this is my last season playing professionally.

“I just want to give my best this season and then reassess in the summer.

"I’m enjoying working with this team a lot, and there is a lot I’ve got to take into account with my life.

“I’m taking each game like it’s my last one because that is real. It could be my last season playing professional football.

“I would like to finish on a high. I’ll give everything so that afterwards I have no regrets.”

The Le Havre-born defender has played 56 times for Town since arriving in the summer of 2019 – going on to help Richie Wellens’ team lift the League Two title on points-per-game.

Baudry suggested he is unlikely to follow his former boss into coaching and would like to enjoy a slightly quieter life with his family for the time being at least.

Baudry said: “I’m working on other things, but football is really demanding. If you want to be successful, you’ve got to sacrifice a lot – people don’t realise that.

“I’ve put football before my family a lot, and now it’s time for them to go first.

“They’re living in Bournemouth, and we’ve got a coaching staff here that trains a lot. I appreciate that and they’re really ambitious, but I’ve got to have balance in my life.

“It’s like boxers – they don’t want to finish when they’re done. I’ve always thought I would leave while I can still play. It’s not definite, but I’m taking every game like it’s my last.

“There are a lot of things I want to explore in life. I still love football, I’m really enjoying coming in every day, but there are a lot of personal things I have to talk about with my family.

“In my head, I’m trying to enjoy every game because there is a good chance it could be my last season.”