BEN Westwood says he is open to the prospect of playing on beyond this season, but says The Wire will have the final say.

The veteran forward was adamant that 2018 would likely be his 17th and final season with Warrington before retiring from rugby league.

However, the 36-year-old has featured in every game this campaign – taking his total number of Wire appearances to 414 – and has attracted plenty of praise for his displays.

Westwood said he would “play forever” if he could but says no decision has been made on whether he stays at The Halliwell Jones Stadium for one more year.

“It is up to me, but it’s just as much up to the club and the coaches and whether they want me to stay on,” he said.

“I don’t know. I wish I could play forever!

“I’m feeling alright at the minute, but we’ll make a decision a bit further down the line about what we’re going to do.

“We’ll see how I’m feeling at the halfway point and again at the back end.

“If I’m still doing a good job, we’ll see what the club have to say about it.

“My aim at the start of the season was to play as much as I could and not get banned for silly stuff. So far, so good!

“I’ve played every game so far. I’m feeling good.

“I’ve got a job to do and a role in the team. If I do that well, I’ll stay in the side.

“My role isn’t to play 80 minutes or do what I used to do. It’s changed as I’ve got older.

“I’m happy and content with what I’m doing and hopefully, I can carry on.”