Dean Lewington has just started his 17th season as a professional footballer, and admits he’s loving his football as much as ever.
The 35-year-olds substitute appearance against Lincoln City on Tuesday night, means the last time Lewington didn’t feature in a league fixture was back in April 2018 – 50 games ago.
The long-standing skipper admits he’s still enjoying football, and expressed that his goal for the season is to be available for every fixture and cause a selection headache.
“There’ll be more competition this year for places,” Lewington told Red Dot in Saturday’s edition.
“I’m a year older and I know there will be more rotation. It might change a slight amount but for me, the aim is to be available for every game and to cause a selection headache. It’s a case of trying to be better rather than stagnating.”
“As you get older you appreciate things a little bit more and you understand where you are in life. Knowing that I won’t have many more to come, each season becomes all the more special. “
Lewington concluded, “I’m still enjoying it which is the main thing. In June, I was still excited to come back and that’s always a good sign. I’m loving every minute so far.”