Sean Dyche insists age is just a number when it comes to Peter Crouch's future. 

The former England front man is at the end of his short-term Burnley deal with his next move unclear. 

Both sides have a decision to make in the coming days with the 38-year-old striker admitting that he could decide to retire and end his 20-plus year playing career. 

Dyche has been delighted with Crouch's contribution since his January move to Turf Moor and says a lot of the decision will be down to the man himself. 

"I chatted with him the other day and it is not just my decision," Dyche said after Crouch came off the bench in the 3-1 defeat to Arsenal on the final day of the Premier League season. 

"It is his as well with his age and his intention. Does he want to carry on? 

"I have never been bothered by age it has always been have you got that edge to your game? 

"I think he showed that he is hungry. 

"He has been very unfortunate with his injury but I think he has shown that edge to his game. I spoke to him and said 'you think about yourself and don't think about me and Burnley'.

"He needs to have a think about himself first which he will do. 

"He has been superb for us and great around the group as well."

Crouch's game-time for Burnley has totalled 158 minutes, the striker missing two months after appendix surgery.