Nicky Hunt feels he made the right decision to delay the prospect of him entering a career in coaching to continue playing for Crewe Alexandra.
The former Bolton Wanderers and Notts County defender contemplated ending his long career at the age of 35 at the end of the season, but after being involved in 25 games last term, he agreed to sign a new 12-month with the club.
Hunt is determined to play his part again and be fit and available for as many games as he can be to help David Artell’s young squad.
The vastly experienced defender told iFollow The Alex: “I’d made my decision before the end of last season really, I always wanted to play football here and carry on until I can’t carry on any more.
“As long as my performances are of a high enough standard, that’s what I’m here to do.
“Everyone is aiming for the opening game and we have to stay in the manager’s mind.
“I’m not here to make the numbers up, you always want to push to be in the starting side every Saturday.
“I’m disappointed if I don’t make any side, that’s what you live and train for. Competition for places is good, but I know what I can still do and I just want to be involved in every game.
Nicky added: “I feel good, I’m in good shape. It’s great to be involved, I’d miss it if I wasn’t here.”