Date: 6th February 2013 at 7:49am
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AFC Bournemouth legend Steve Fletcher doesn’t believe that the time has come for him to hang up his boots.

The Cherries striker is coming to the end of his current playing contract which expires at the end of the season.

At the age of 40, Fletch has defied many doubters over the years and in recent times has played key roles in both the greatest escape year, with the club avoiding relegation from the Football League despite a 17 point deduction and promotion the following season despite a sixteen month transfer embargo.

He is still a regular part of AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe’s match day squad and has so far made nine appearances this season (six under Howe).

Fletch told the Daily Echo

“I am not going to turn round and say I don`t want to play for AFC Bournemouth – that would break my heart. Just to be in and around the squad, I am happy with that at the moment…’

“…I know it is only 10 minutes here or two minutes there but I have still got the heart, desire and drive to be a worthy part of this squad.

“I know my limitations and I know what my role at the club and in the squad is now, and I accept it. I will do everything right just for the one instance when Eddie might call on me. While I still think I can at least play that type of role, I want to keep going.”


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