Contract talks not on the agenda for Fotheringham

Mark Fotheringham is determined to stay and fight for his place despite being free to talk to other clubs in the New Year. The 25-year-old's current City deal expires in the summer but the midfielder's only priority is forcing his way back into Glenn Roeder's starting line up.

Mark Fotheringham is determined to stay and fight for his place despite being free to talk to other clubs in the New Year.

The 25-year-old's current City deal expires in the summer but the midfielder's only priority is forcing his way back into Glenn Roeder's starting line up.

"I am free to talk to clubs in the New Year but to be honest that doesn't even concern me," he said. "If you look back at my career I've always signed one or two-year contracts. The longest was at Celtic when I was there for six seasons from when I was a young lad.

"It's not important to me. What is important to me is that I get my form right again, which I feel I have done in the last few weeks. It's about the team, not about individuals like myself or Lee Croft or whoever being out of contract. It's about Norwich City doing well. If we are playing well and the team is winning then these things take care of themselves."


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Fotheringham was heavily linked with Championship rivals Charlton during last summer before agreeing a one year deal but the Scot is no rush to sort out his short term future.

"If it doesn't happen, then it doesn't happen," he said. "You just have to move on - that is football. But I've said before, it's no secret, I'm really settled down here. Norwich is a great place to live and it's a fantastic place to place football, especially when you are involved with guys like Glenn Roeder and Lee Clark when he was here and Paul Stephenson.

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"The effort and the work that they put in on the training field makes it's great to be around them. It gives you motivation to be with people who look to do well and are not happy just to sit in the bottom half of the Championship but get really disappointed and angry with themselves. Make no mistake, we are all are angry because we believe we should be higher up than we are but we've got a lot of games to play and I'm sure we will be able to get a good position in the league."

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