West Bromwich Albion midfielder Steven Reid says he can add the steel needed to beat the drop.
Reid is proud to have just turned 30 and to be still playing in the Premier League.
“I’ve managed to claw myself to 30 which is great for me,” he told the Sunday Mercury.
“It’s a landmark, if you like, getting to 30 and still playing in the Premier League, so I’m obviously proud of that. I hope I’ve got another couple of years left at that level too – and hopefully with West Brom.
“To be honest I feel like I’ve been playing for longer than I have.
“Obviously I need to look after myself a bit better now but I still love getting stuck in and I love the physical side of the game as well.
“I don’t mind a tackle because the Premier League is not just about technical players, it’s about physical players as well and you’ve got to be able to deal with that.
“Playing at the clubs I’ve been involved at, and starting at Millwall, it’s been part and parcel of my football.
“I think at Millwall they would rather see a player with 100 per-cent passion and someone mixing it rather than a technical player.