JACK Midson insists retiring has not crossed his mind despite being asked to do more of the dirty work at Concord Rangers.

The frontman, who ensured the Beach Boys would claim a late point in the local derby with Billericay Town thanks to an ice-cool finish from the penalty spot at the weekend, has been playing in a deeper role than earlier in his career.

And, despite the change of position affecting his productivity in front of goal, Midson is not intending to hang up his boots any time soon.

The Concord player-assistant manager said: “I’ve been playing a lot deeper than I have at other clubs.

“I haven’t played directly up front with Wally (Alex Wall) in a lot of games and I’m expected to drop deep as well as get forward, track back and come back for all of the set pieces we defend.

“I’ve played most of my career up top but, as people know, I can get up and down the pitch to do a job for the team.

“That restricts me going forward because I’m not in and around the box as often.

“It takes its toll on the goal tally but, if I’m getting forward, I’m always going to score goals.

“I’m still enjoying my football despite the slight change in position.

“Having got to the ripe age of 35 people are normally starting to retire but I’m fit, looking after myself and eating well.

“I’m just going to keep trying to play because I am enjoying it.”

Despite being in the National League South play-off places, Concord are yet to taste victory in 2019.

The Beach Boys have drawn home fixtures with East Thurrock United, Wealdstone and Billericay, while they were beaten at Hungerford Town.

And Midson knows a return to top form is crucial if Concord are to remain in the top seven.

“We are one of the smaller clubs in the league and I think we are punching above our weight, but that’s good,” added the former Southend United loanee.

“It’s good to be the underdog sometimes and although the expectations are not there, secretly, we know we have a good enough squad.

“We set ourselves a target of finishing in the top half and then the top 10 ,but we believe we can secure a place in the play-offs.

“We need to start turning draws into wins, like we were near the start of the season and going on good runs.

“Although we’re not losing many games, which is positive, we should be getting three points to cement our play-off place.”