Stoke midfielder Rory Delap is targeting areas for improvement after conceding he has hit a dip in form.
The 33-year-old believes his current contribution falls short of his efforts in the past, though some would disagree.
Delap has started in all but three of the Potters' league games this season and has been key to their success in what has been a fruitful FA Cup campaign to date.
Despite such contributions, he believes he can do much better on the pitch and is looking at ways to improve his game.
"I have been in and out of the team a little bit," said Delap. "But I have not been too happy with my form in a few of the games.
"Whether that is age or not I don't know. When I've had a rest and missed a couple of matches it has done me good.
"I think that has shown in my performances when I have come back into the side."
Delap will be hoping to maintain his position in the starting line-up when Stoke face a beleaguered Portsmouth at Fratton Park on Saturday.
At 33, however, he does concede that playing such a hectic schedule can take its toll on his performances.
"Playing Saturday, Tuesday, I do feel it in my legs," he said. "But some of the younger lads are saying pretty much the same thing.
"It is hard to remember what you were like at 23-24. There is a bit of tiredness there but that is only natural now.
"While the results have been pretty pleasing, I still want to play every game."
Speaking ahead of the trip to Portsmouth, Delap said the squad were confident of adding to their points tally despite a poor away run which has seen them notch just one win out of a possible 12 on the road.
He added: "We are confident we can win every game we go into, which shows how far we have come as a group."