Kasey Keller insists the fact that he was the only senior keeper at the club last term in no way altered his approach to games.
Ever present for two seasons now, Kasey was left to hold the goalkeeping fort following the departure of Neil Sullivan to Chelsea last August, leaving the relatively inexperienced Lars Hirschfeld and Robert Burch to provide the back-up.
Despite this, Kasey continued to put his hands, head and body in where it hurts and says he would never have it any other way.
"I've played every time for 90-odd games now and I feel confident that I can play through pain and I can play with a knock - or several!
"I've said all along that I've got a pretty good relationship with pain. I would feel much worse going home knowing that I didn't throw myself in the way of something to try and protect myself than getting rocked in the face and going home with my nose broken."