Glenn Murray is giving himself as much chance as possible to extend his playing career by embracing a disciplined regime off the field.
The Albion striker signed a new contract which will keep him at the club until the end of next season earlier this month and believes he could play for another ‘two or three years’ after that.
He said, “Do I think I could go on for another two or three years? Yes, why not – I can tell you from my heart I think I can. The hunger is still there and I think that’s critical. Do I still want to do it? The answer is yes.
“I still want to play and score more goals because what I’m doing is the best thing in the world. But my body might give up in three or four years who knows, but I try and take as good care of myself as possible.”
The 36-year-old explained in more detail what he does to stay on top of his game. “It’s the usual stuff, day in and day out: ice baths, yoga, stretching, prehab before training and weights after training.
“Sometimes when a young lad whizzes past me on the pitch I wonder if he’d have whizzed past me six years ago! But I’m fine with that, I just play to my strengths.”
Murray has also talked about his ‘fantastic’ relationship with head coach Graham Potter.
“He’s come in and made massive changes for the better and he’s got us playing a nice brand of football,” he added.
“I think the points total we’ve got is lower than we deserved but that’s the Premier League. On a personal note he’s been fantastic with me, he’s always looked after me and he’s always been honest which is sometimes difficult to find in a manager.”