Danny Murphy has no intention of hanging up his boots this summer, with the Fulham skipper of the opinion that he has at least one more season in him.
A seasoned campaigner who has represented the likes of Liverpool, Charlton and Tottenham in the Premier League and won nine caps for England, Murphy appreciates that he is approaching the end of his career.
He is, however, adamant that even at the age of 35 he still has the fitness levels required to compete at the very top.
For that reason, he has made it clear that he will not be slipping into retirement when his current contract at Craven Cottage expires in the summer.
"Every time I go out there, I enjoy it more and more," said Murphy.
"As long as the legs keep taking me, I'll keep playing.
"I feel OK at the moment. It's nice to have the odd breather now and then, but I love playing. I'm enjoying it more than ever."
It remains to be seen what 2012/13 will hold for Murphy, but for now his focus is firmly locked on Fulham's bid for a top-half finish.
Ahead of Saturday's trip to Bolton, he said: "We've got tough games coming up, especially on the road. But we have some games at home we feel we can win.
"So, top 10 would be a great achievement in many ways.
"We are still a long way behind a lot of clubs in terms of budget and our squad.
"But we are confident we can finish in that position because we've done it two out of the last three seasons. To do it again shows progress."