Fulham boss Roy Hodgson is confident that skipper Danny Murphy can continue at the highest level for a number of seasons, as long as he can avoid further injury problems.
The 32-year-old midfielder is set for a return to action following knee problems, with Hodgson ready to welcome back a player who has impressed since his move to Crave Cottage in the summer of 2007.
Hodgson commented:"He has been excellent in every respect. Danny has been a very good captain, as well as a great playmaker, his passing is good and he helps the game flow.
"Even during these two years he has certainly got better.
"I can see him going on for a good few more years. It is just a question of how he can keep himself away from injury.
"His fitness levels will remain constant for the next few years – the worry is what effect injuries have. But if, touch wood, he stays clear of that, he can play for a long time."