Worksop Town’s James Baxendale has his sights set on playing for a good while yet.
The former Walsall midfielder was announced recently as taking on a coaching role alongside playing for the Tigers.
At 28, though, he feels some way off winding down his days on the pitch.
Speaking as part of an extended conversation with this site, Baxendale said:
“I wanna get immersed in (coaching) because I absolutely love football. I never said I was a ‘footballer’, because at League One level, I don’t think you’re a proper footballer, but I think I’ve had a lot of experience within the game at a certain level where I will give advice, and it would be better advice than I got given.
“It’s something I’m really enthusiastic about and I think I’ve got a lot to offer it. It’s pretty much been my life; if I wasn’t involved in it I’d be following (Sheffield) Wednesday up and down the country (as a fan).
“I’m only 28, I wanna play for another ten years yet, but if I can do both, then it’s great to get a foothold.”