Stephen Carr has set his sights on another spell in the Premier League to prove he is far from finished.
The Irish defender, who is craving promotion with Birmingham, has dusted off his boots this season after a year in the wilderness as hamstring injuries and his release from Newcastle effectively left the 32-year-old 'retired'.
But the former Tottenham and Magpies full-back has been a pivotal figure in Blues' back-line since the turn of the year, including Saturday's goalless draw at Charlton.
That point raises City back into second ahead of in-form Sheffield United and Carr is raring to go again when Blues face Plymouth at home on Easter Monday.
"I only retired because there was no interest in me - until a couple of months ago," Carr revealed.
"I was surprised nobody wanted me, but it's getting harder for players in their 30s to get fixed up and the bigger clubs are taking fewer chances.
"Towards the end I had a few injuries at Newcastle and people probably thought I was jinxed. But I feel as good as new again.
"Winning promotion would be a great way to send out a message that I can still do a job in the Premier League, and hopefully I can get there with Birmingham.