Paul Lawrie is determined to be at Gleneagles as a player rather than a captain when Europe defend the Ryder Cup in 2014.The 43-year-old played a key role in Europe's sensational final-day comeback at Medinah, crushing FedEx Cup champion Brandt Snedeker 5&3 in a one-sided singles clash.The former Open champion has been mentioned as a possible successor to Jose Maria Olazabal, but he is focused on trying to maintain his excellent form of the last two seasons."First and foremost I want to play on the team," said Lawrie, whose appearance in Chicago was his first since he infamous contest at Brookline 13 years ago."I think the captain will be picked around February so by then I believe I will still be roughly where I am in the world rankings so I can't see them picking me as captain, and to be honest I'd rather play and give myself a chance of getting on the team."In the future I'd definitely like to do it, but I think just now I'm getting better as I get older as a player so 2014 is just too soon for me."You don't know what's going to happen down the line but right now I feel very competitive at 43 and I can't imagine I'm going to be any less so in two years' time."I think I'm getting better as I get older rather than the other way, so I'd like to think I'll be on that team at Gleneagles in 2014."