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Nelsen vows to carry on

Defender feeling fitter than ever

Ryan Nelsen: Determined to play on for as long as possible

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Veteran defender Ryan Nelsen is not planning retirement any time soon and wants to continue playing for as long as he can.

The New Zealand international joined QPR from Tottenham during the summer and has become an integral part of Mark Hughes' team

The 34 year-old's contract with Queens Park Rangers expires at the end of the season but believes he can remain in top-flight football if his body allows for it.

Keep going

"I don't know (how long I can carry on). I'll just keep on going because I feel pretty good," Nelsen told Fulham Chronicle.

"I feel better than I did a few years ago because I've worked really hard on my fitness. I'm so lucky to, at my age, be playing at the highest level. I don't take anything for granted and everything is a bonus.

"I always have done extra bits (of work). I love keeping fit and working. I enjoy it so I just go at it and hopefully it helps me in the long run."