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Delap determined to play on

Rory Delap hopes to continue playing following his departure from Stoke City and says he is ready to drop down the divisions.

Last Updated: 27/05/13 at 16:30 Post Comment

Rory Delap: Prepared to drop down the divisions after leaving Stoke

Rory Delap: Prepared to drop down the divisions after leaving Stoke

Delap is a free agent after his contract at the Britannia Stadium expired, and he admits he had contemplated bringing his career to an end after losing his place in the side.

However, a loan spell with Barnsley at the end of the season helped the 36-year-old rediscover his hunger for the game and he believes he still has something to offer.

The midfielder, who started his career with Carlisle United, insists he would have no problem playing for a club lower down the Football League.

"I just want to keep playing, at least another year," Delap told Sky Sports News.

"There were thoughts, to be honest, while I was still at Stoke that I might possibly have to leave it this season, but going to Barnsley I felt quite comfortable in the games I played in and that gave me a new impetus to play.

"Unfortunately I got an injury but that has cleared up now and hopefully someone will give me an opportunity to prove that I can play.

"I don't know what level that will be at. I felt good in the Championship and I have always said I don't mind dropping down the leagues.

"As long as I am playing, I am happy."

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nd we always will love Ozil. I don't really mind if no other team can see just how brilliant he is, or if people think he is rubbish, because we know he is far from it. He is a fantastic player, and if people cannot see that it can only be a good thing, in that he will be at Arsenal for years to come, pulling the strings from behind a glass veil.

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like the list and Ozil in particular does seem under appreciated when you look at his stats (an odd thing considering his fee or maybe because of it). Palace have a few and I've always thought Dwight Gayle at Palace was under rated, certainly when you look at his goals per game ratio. You can probably also add Ryan Bertrand at Saints who should be in the England team in my view.

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ew Shaun Wright Phillips, there I've said it. If any club offers stupid money we'd be stupid to say no, he's not a potential worldie by any stretch and I feel that after a few years warming the bench at city or Chelsea he'll be back at QPR smoking sheesha pipes under Harry Redknapp.

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