Former Wanderers favourite Adam Le Fondre hopes to keep playing – but is also thinking about his future off the pitch.

The 37-year-old is currently a free agent following a spell with Hibernian in the Scottish Premiership, playing 30 times and scoring five goals.

Le Fondre believes he still has something to offer on the field but also revealed his ambition to become a head of recruitment after hanging up his boots.

He told I Had Trials Once Podcast: “I have been speaking to a few clubs. I’ve spoken to a few League One clubs who are local to me.

“Obviously, interest is more about what I can add as a leader and mentor, and on the pitch I can still play well.

“I am looking long-term as well for when I come out of the game. Ideally, the job down the line is to be a head of recruitment somewhere but you have to start somewhere.

“I am looking at what is next and if I drop down into non-league, I can pursue that a little bit more.”

Le Fondre had managed to avoid serious injury throughout his career but was forced to spend several months on the sidelines with a knee issue last term.

“The only long injury I have had is the knee injury I have just come off,” the former Reading talisman continued.

“I have looked after myself well and managed to know my body well. When things are a little bit tight, I have known when to pull the reins back and be like, ‘I might need to sit this session out’.

“My body has always responded well to it and I have been quite lucky in that aspect.

“Some players are not quite as lucky with that – you can go out, do your hammy and be out for six weeks.”

Last week, Le Fondre revealed on social media he had been training with FC United of Manchester to get fit for the upcoming campaign.

The podcast was co-hosted by Radcliffe striker Jordan Hulme, who light-heartedly suggested a move to the Boro this summer. “Funnily enough, I have spoken to them,” the ex-Bolton man replied.