Veteran keeper Maik Taylor is hoping to secure a new contract at Birmingham at the ripe old age of 36.
Taylor, whose current deal expires in the summer, feels he has a long way to go in his career, saying "I've still got years left in me as a player."
The 36-year-old had fallen out of favour under caretaker boss Eric Black but was instantly recalled to the squad when Alex McLeish took over at the helm.
Keen to maintain his manager's faith, Taylor insists he will continue to play at his best in the hope that McLeish will offer him an extension to his current deal.
"It would be fantastic if we could sit down and talk about a new contract," said Taylor. "I would be keen to stay at Birmingham and I still have that hunger for the game.
"I still look forward to getting out of bed and training every day and, all the while that remains, I'll be keen to carry on. I feel I've still got years left in me as a player.
"This is a new era at Birmingham so hopefully something can be sorted out as regards a contract."
Despite being dropped during Black's reign as caretaker manager, Taylor says he holds no grudge and understands that he must fight for his place in the first-team squad.
"Eric Black left me out but showed me a lot of respect and collared me the day before to explain his reasons why," said Taylor.
"I had to accept that," he added. "I disagreed with them but it was his decision and I just had to get on with it.
"If someone else gets in, I'll be pushing them all the way and, if they are producing the goods to keep me out, then Birmingham are benefiting from that."