Paralympic Games footballer Darren Harris is ready to bide time
Visually-impaired footballer Darren Harris has not ruled out a third Paralympic Games appearance but says he is in no rush to decide on his future.
The 38-year-old, who was a Team Bath judoka at Beijing 2008, admitted he was frustrated by Great Britain's performance in the five-a-side competition at London 2012, where they finished seventh.
"We didn't play badly to be honest and we didn't play well either, just somewhere in between," said the striker, pictured, who has more than 100 caps.
"I am sure the coaches will review how things went, from a team and individual perspective, in the next fortnight then come to some decisions about the future and what direction they want to go in, so I can't look too far ahead at this moment in time.
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"The European Championships in Rome are on the horizon next year and it's the World Championships after that.
"Personally I haven't made any decisions about my future as yet and will wait to see what happens.
"I will be back training with West Bromwich Albion next week and we are bidding to retain the league title this season.
"I would also like to try my hand at some coaching and I have just become the patron of the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust.
"So I have plenty to occupy me at the moment before coming to a decision on my Great Britain future."
Despite falling short of the podium place he and the team had targeted, Harris said the London Games had been 'stunning'.
"The Paralympics were fantastic, a great experience," he said.
"I was lucky enough to compete in judo in Beijing and that was a special Games. I thought it would a really tough challenge to match or better that.
"But I have to say these Games surpassed Beijing for me. Everything was terrific, from the record crowds to the fantastic weather.
"I have a great deal of respect for everyone involved in the planning, as well as the fans who came and supported us.
"The best thing was that, talking to people in the Olympic Park, everyone seemed inspired by what they had seen and that can only be a positive thing."