Delap looks to play into forties

19 March 2009 10:30
Stoke City midfielder Rory Delap has said he wants to continue his playing career beyond his 40th birthday.Potters manager Tony Pulis has previously hailed the 32-year-old as one of the fittest players he has ever worked with.Delap told BBC Radio Stoke: "I've always said that I'll keep going until I start making a fool of myself."Even if it's in the Conference, as long as I'm still enjoying it, I'll play until I'm 40. Why not 41?"The Republic of Ireland international added: "I've got a little girl now, and my wife's always saying that it would be nice if she could remember me playing. It's just those little things that make you want to carry on."Delap began his career with Carlisle United, making his senior debut for the Cumbrians in 1996.

Source: BBC_Sport