Birmingham City’s 37 year old striker Kevin Philips has suggested he can still play another season at the top level after scoring in Saturday’s much needed win against Bolton Wanderers.
The win has placed Birmingham two points clear of the relegation zone with a goal in hand and Philips still believes he has what it takes to deliver for another Premiership campaign after the summer.
“I said after the game a few weeks ago that I wanted starts and I felt I was getting stronger as the game went on, it was the same again, we had a week off after Wigan and I felt good, had a little cramp at the end but that’s natural.”
The former Sunderland stiker continued.
“I’d like to think I’ll get a run in the team now. I’ll only get fitter and (the game versus Bolton) only confirmed to me I can definitely play at this level for another year, without a shadow of a doubt. At the end of the day, it’s personal, I want to play, I’m happy and I showed I can still play in the Prem.”
Kevin Philips added.
“I may not run the channels as much as I used to do but I’d like to think I cause other problems. And at the right time, in the right areas, I can still score goals.”
Whilst the result for Birmingham against Bolton does not guarantee their safety by a long way, the three points will help towards their target as they next face Blackburn and Philip’s former club Sunderland over the next two weeks.