Newcastle midfielder Alan Smith has expressed his desire to help his club back to the Premier League.
Reports in The Newcastle Evening Chronicle suggest Smith is happy to accept his fate and let the club decide if they want to sell him or not.
After two frustrating, injury-marred years Smith is happy to see out the remaining three years on his contract and repay the faith shown in him.
Despite reported interest from Blackburn, Everton and Fulham, the former Leeds and Manchester United front man is in no rush to leave.
Troublesome midfielder Joey Barton has also expressed his desire to stay despite high-profile bust-ups with interim manager Alan Shearer.
"My intention is to stay at the club and help Newcastle back into the Premier League. If Alan Shearer takes the manager’s job and if he doesn’t want me then my hands are tied.” revealed the former Manchester City man.
Irish International Damien Duff was the first Newcastle player to commit his future to the club despite the relegation to the Championship and Newcastle fans will be confident they can now hold onto some of their stars.
Written for goal.com --- June 2009
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