Falkirk striker Conor Sammon knows that time is no longer on his side – but the former Derby County man is keen to make the most of what he has left.

The former Irish international has enjoyed a stellar career in football, which has allowed him to play for big clubs such as Derby County, Sheffield United and Wigan Athletic.

Sammon's represented big clubs like Derby County and the Blades.

Sammon’s represented big clubs like Derby County and the Blades. (Photo By Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

He’s also represented Kilmarnock, Hearts, Partick Thistle, Motherwell and now Falkirk in the SPFL. Currently 34, Sammon is looking to help the Bairns make a return to Championship football via promotion from League One.

While aware that he’s now in the final stages of his professional career, Sammon says he wants to keep shining: “Sometimes, when you do reach a certain age, people can question certain things about your game, it’s normal and natural.

“Right now I’m really enjoying playing, the whole Covid-19 situation made me even hungrier to make the most of the time I do have. On an individual level I’ve been working as hard as I can and trying to bring my strengths to the game on a Saturday and help the team as much as possible.

Falkirk vs. Arbroath - William Hill Scottish Cup 4th Round Replay

The former Derby County man is keen. (Photo by Mark Scates / SNS Group via Getty Images)

“I’ve been fortunate to not have any major injuries or niggles so physically things haven’t changed much but mentally it’s made me even more determined. You want to play competitive games and test yourself and not being able to do what you love to do has made me realise to take nothing for granted and make the most of it.

“The way we are playing just now is great. The football is good and more importantly we’re winning games.

“Everyone is working hard to make sure we achieve our goals. Competition for places is healthy and long may that continue because it’s a positive position we are in. It will only push us on to new levels.”

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