Cherries winger to play on

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As he prepares to leave the club for pastures new, Marc Pugh insists he feels as good as ever and is targeting playing until he is 40.

As he prepares to leave the club for pastures new Marc Pugh insists he feels as good as ever and has targeted playing until he is 40.

Pugh’s contract at the Vitality Stadium comes to an end at the end of the month and he will be allowed to leave after nine years with the Cherries which he described as the ‘best of my life’.

The 32-year-old spent last season on loan at Hull and intends to find himself another club as soon as possible as he has no intention of hanging up his boots just yet, indeed he feels he can play until he is 40.

He told the Daily Echo: ‘I feel as good as I did when I was 22 actually.

I think as you get older you look after yourself a lot more.

‘You don’t take things for granted.

Every time you step on the field you want to give your all for the cause.

‘Fitness-wise I have probably got better.

The nutrition side has been better as well and I am looking after myself, so it will stand me in good stead.

‘I have done a nutrition course and am big into my nutrition.

You have to get a few irons in the fire for life after football, you do think about it a lot but I feel I have a lot more to give at the moment.

‘I’m sure I can play until I’m 40 – no problem!’

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