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Bournemouth captain Francis: Retirement plans? I'm feeling fitter than ever!

Bournemouth captain Simon Francis does not envisage retirement any time soon.

The defender's current contract is until 2020, when he will be 35. And having been with Bournemouth since 2012, Francis feels he could play beyond that deal.

Francis told the Daily Echo: "I certainly haven't put a ceiling on it yet.

"I've been very fortunate to not pick up any long-term injuries while I've been at Bournemouth, so I feel as fit as ever and feel I can still offer a lot to the club.

"I know 35 is an age at which a lot of players retire but I don't see me doing that at all."

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