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Kilmarnock keeper looking to long career

Alan Combe is looking to extend his goalkeeping career in to his forties. The 34 year old recently signed a two-year extension to his contract with the Rugby Park club with a further 12 months option.

"I don't see it being my last contract at Killie," he said.

"If I can do well over the next two or three years then hopefully I can get another contract after that.

"I take great inspiration from a lot of guys who are playing who are 40 and 41.

"I'm only 34 and have another six or seven years left in me.

"If I look after myself, hopefully it will be at the top level.

"Playing to that age does creep in to your mind the older you get. "I don't have a weight problem or anything like that.

"You see a lot of goalies getting to my age and start getting a wee bit chubby but I've not got that problem.

"It's just a matter of looking after yourself and staying injury-free and, touch wood, I can do that.

"But it has become more difficult to be honest.

"It's not an easy job being a goalkeeper.

"You are throwing yourself about on some dodgy surfaces and doing it time and again on a daily basis.

"When you wake up in the morning sometimes, you feel a bit sore.

"But it's a case of enjoying what you do for a living and putting it to the back of your mind and getting on with it."

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