Stoke veteran Rory Delap insists fitness will not be a problem ahead of the new Premier League season.
The former Carlisle United man turns 35 on Wednesday, although he is not worried by being one of the team's elder statesmen.
Delap does not feel his fitness has declined in recent seasons and is ready and available for manager Tony Pulis this term.
"I'm still feeling fit," he told The Sentinel. "In fact I did the bleep test last week and scored the same as I have in the last couple of years.
"I am fit enough, but it is the manager's decision whether I play or not. He has to put the best team out, and whether it has me in or not, I have to get on with it.
"I'm only the third oldest though behind Carlo Nash and Thomas Sorensen. They are the old boys ... I'm still a young 'un!"
Stoke ended the last campaign on a low note after slipping to back-to-back league defeats following their FA Cup final loss to Manchester City.
The losses saw Stoke miss out on a top ten finish and Delap insists his team-mates are determined to do better this time around.
He continued: "It was certainly a disappointing end to the season, but everyone is itching to get back into it now.
"We let ourselves down a bit in the last three games, but we have to look to the positives from last season.
"We put ourselves into a position where we should have gone on to finish in the top 10.
"That gives us an incentive for this season because you want to better yourself every year."