Fulham winger Damien Duff insists he’s got no plans to retire despite being ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.
The 35-year-old is out of contract at the end of the campaign and has yet to be offered a new deal at Craven Cottage.
But the former Chelsea man, who wants to end his playing days back in Ireland, says he wants to plough on.
He said: “I’m not planning on hanging up my boots any time soon. I think there’s an awful lot more left in the tank.”
Duff is recovering from a knee operation after getting crocked in training at the beginning of February.
And the Irishman has been a frustrated spectator from the sidelines as the Cottagers edge closer to the drop.
“I got injured about six weeks ago now,” he said.
“I was given four days off but, being an honest pro, I went in and trained on my own and ended up injuring my knee that puts me out until the end of the season, which is unfortunate, especially with all these important games coming up.
“It’s not great. I would like to be out there helping the lads.”
Duff has made more than 150 appearances for Fulham since his move from Newcastle United in 2009.
He added: “It’s been a brilliant club to me for the past five years, so it’s heartbreaking to see the way it’s gone this season. Nothing’s gone right, on or off the pitch, but we’ve still got the games to put it right.”