Brighton and Hove Albion's on-loan striker Lloyd Owusu is aiming to play on until he is 40.

The targetman, 32, has received the League 1 Powerade Player of the Month Award for April, after scoring six goals in seven games to help the Seagulls avoid relegation.

Owusu said: "I'm looking to play until I'm at least 40.

"I didn't become a professional until I was 21 and I see people like Paul Furlong, who has just got a one-year contract at 40, as a great inspiration.

"There's plenty of petrol left in the tank and if I look after myself as I have been doing then I can do it."

The former Brentford, Sheffield Wednesday, Reading and Yeovil Town striker has been used sparingly by manager Russell Slade during his two-month loan spell on the South coast.

He said: "The gaffer has looked after me and given me plenty of rest to make sure I am fit for the games.

"Two days after a match I will come in and have a massage with the physio while the rest of the lads are training.

"For the last month or so I have usually started training on Thursdays to make sure I am fresh for the weekend.

"When I was 21 I was out and about all the time. Now I'm a family man and the missus makes sure I eat the right food.

"Luckily I'm flexible and I always have a warm down and a good stretch so I feel I can go on for a long time yet."

Owusu, who has scored 144 goals in a senior career that began at Brentford in 1998, will shortly become a free agent as the end of his loan period at Brighton coincides with the culmination of his one-year contract with Cheltenham Town.

Owusu said: "If there a contract on the table I would like to stay at Brighton. If not, I will have to look for something else."

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