Norwich fans in the Transfer Tavern believe Gary O’Neil has much to prove as Eastern Daily Press reports this morning that talks of a contract extension have been put on hold.
The Englishman has only made nine appearances in the Premier League this season and believes his time at Norwich will ultimately be assessed by the last few games of the season.
At 33-years-old, O’Neil has spent time at Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Queens Park Rangers and West Ham United including loan spells at Walsall and Cardiff City. He was a regular in the Pompey squad of 2006/07, who came 9th registering the club’s highest Premier League finish.
Speaking about his contract situation, the veteran said:
“The relegation battle is all-consuming at the minute. The club haven’t mentioned anything to me, and I don’t mind that. I understand how it works. When you get to my age, it happens every year. I had it at QPR and West Ham. It’s just the way it goes.”
“But I’ll be fully committed to the next four games and do everything I can so Norwich are in the Premier League next year, whether I’m here or not. It’s been great, I’ve had a great two years – although these next four games will probably decide how great it is,”
Our landlord believes Norwich will cut their ties with the veteran at the end of the season, which he can’t argue with.
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