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Last Updated: Tuesday, 29 April, 2003, 09:53 GMT 10:53 UK
Beasant vows to play on
By Stuart Roach

Brighton goalkeeper Dave Beasant wants to carry on playing
Beasant is enjoying his football with Brighton this season
Veteran goalkeeper Dave Beasant has no intention of hanging up his gloves at the end of this season.

The 44-year-old keeper has been in inspired form since joining Brighton and has helped keep the club within sight of survival.

If the Seagulls win at Grimsby on Sunday and Stoke lose at home to Reading, then Steve Coppell's side will stay up having lost 12 of their first 14 games this season.

But Beasant does not want his playing days to end on Sunday.

"I don't want to sound complacent, but the games seem to be getting more comfortable," Beasant told this website.

"Whether that is because experience helps put you in the right positions, I don't know, but I feel as fit and comfortable as I did five years ago or even longer.

"The Premiership is definitely quicker but at First Division level I feel comfortable.

"I am playing for a new contract now, wherever it may be. If I can help Brighton stay up then hopefully it will be here but who knows."

Beasant hopes to help the Seagulls complete their great escape on Sunday and believes the pressure is off going into the final game of a rollercoaster season.

"It is out of our hands now but may be that is a better feeling in a strange way," Beasant said.

"When we played Sheffield Wednesday two weeks ago we were edgy but the way we played on Saturday against Watford showed that the pressure had come off a little.

"If we don't win our game then we probably don't deserve to stay up so we have to be as relaxed as that on Saturday and then just hope that Stoke slip up. "


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