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Tyson: 'I'll play 'til I'm 40'

Retirement not in Nathan's thinking

29 August 2019

Notts County forward Nathan Tyson says he’ll be playing until he’s 40 – at least.

The striker, who turns 38 in May, is relishing his new challenge at Meadow Lane and hadn’t given a second thought to hanging up his boots following his departure from Wycombe in the summer.

“I’m playing right up until the age of 40, then I’ll reassess what I want to do from there,” revealed the striker in a press conference on Thursday afternoon. “I’m not letting anyone tell me any different.

“The number of times I’ve heard people tell me I should retire, do this or that…they should mind their own business!

“It’s down to nutrition and how you look after your body. I know I can’t do things I was doing 15 years ago – but I know if I look after myself right, I can produce on the pitch for myself and the team.”

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His attitude towards football could not be any more different to when he first joined Notts on loan from Blackpool in 2014.

“This club first took me in at a stage when I was questioning my career,” he admitted. “I was ready to retire after having a tough time at Blackpool, so I owe Notts a successful season.

“Over the years I’ve become much more of a team player. At the beginning of my career it was about me wanting to reach the top. Now, I want to be part of a team and win promotions.

“I said I wanted a promotion from my time at Wycombe and I got it. Now I want the same here.”

Tyson’s full press conference is available on PiesPlayer now.


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