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Clarkie staying?

last updated Monday 30th April 2001, 9:09 AM
Lee Clark
Lee Clark of Fulham
Fulham midfielder Lee Clark appears to have pledged his future to the Club after the Cottagers picked up the First Division Championship trophy on Saturday.

There has been speculation that the Geordie ace would be seeking a move back to the North of England in the summer but Clark seems to have dispelled any doubts that he’ll be a Fulham player come August when he said.

“The Premiership is where you want to be and I’m looking forward to it with the players and the Manager of this Club.

“This is what we’ve worked hard for from the middle of June last year. We got our heads down, came back early and worked hard and we took on board everything the Manager wanted us to do.

“Even though I’ve done it twice before it’s a special feeling having your family come down and your children on the pitch celebrating something like this with you. It’s a terrific day”

Clark, a self confessed Newcastle United fanatic also made it clear where his loyalties will lie when Fulham meet the Magpies next season in the top flight adding:

“It will be a very special day for me. I have always made clear my love for Newcastle and that they are my team.

“But I want to put on record for the Fulham fans that when we play Newcastle there won’t be anyone who is prepared to give more for Fulham Football Club than me. I will want Fulham to win on that day.”

Clark also wanted to pay tribute to the supporters with whom he has built a very special relationship since his arrival at the Club.

“I’d like to say thank you and good luck to our supporters. I hope they enjoy their summer.

“They are very special people and they’ve done brilliant for their Club. I didn’t realise what sort of position they were in not so long ago.

“We take things for granted sometimes maybe. But this Club nearly went out of existence and for a day like this to happen is a special day for special supporters.”
Source fulham fc by Paul Thorpe

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