Veteran Port Vale striker Geoff Horsfield has revealed that he may be forced to retire at the end of the season if he continues to struggle with injuries.
The 36-year-old, who is also the club's assistant manager, made a successful recovery from testicular cancer to sign for the League Two side last summer, but has struggled to make an impact following a series of setbacks.
The former West Brom forward has only made 11 appearances this season and has not played for the League Two side since tearing a hamstring in Vale's 2-0 defeat to Morecambe on 5th December.
Horsfield remains determined to battle on, but he admitted that it is becoming increasingly difficult. He told the Stoke Sentinel: "I've got to consider retirement because I haven't played enough games.
"I didn't want to come in just as assistant manager, I wanted to play football too, so it's been disappointing I haven't been able to stay injury free.
"In a worst-case scenario, if my hamstring or groin goes again or I keep picking up niggly injuries, I'll review things in the summer."
He added: "It's frustrating because I want to train as well as play in games."