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Ex-Tottenham, Blackburn, Wigan defender Chimbonda keen to continue

Pascal Chimbonda insists he is not finished in England despite being without a club this summer.

The 33-year old defender was released by Doncaster Rovers at the end of last season but still feels he has plenty to offer after a long career with the likes of Tottenham, Wigan Athletic, Sunderland, Blackburn Rovers and QPR.

"Most clubs are back in pre-season now and having been a professional for so long, it always feels good to be part of a team," he told Sky Sports.

"It's difficult as a player without a team but I have to keep myself fit. I'm doing my pre-season on my own and going to the gym twice a day.

"I have a personal trainer to help get me in shape because I want to prove to people that I'm still good enough to do the business when my chance comes."

He added: "I'm lucky in the fact that I've never really had a serious injury. When I see players like (David) Beckham and (Ryan) Giggs still playing well, it inspires you.

"I'm still hungry and have the same ambitions as those guys to play football. I achieved a dream when I came to England to play for Wigan because everyone wants to play in England.

"But I now have new targets and goals and believe I still have a lot to offer the game."

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Andrew Slevison
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