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Mark Schwarzer wants new Fulham contract

last updated Monday 11th February 2013, 10:27 PM

Fulham keeper Mark Schwarzer
Fulham keeper
Mark Schwarzer
Mark Schwarzer
Mark Schwarzer has revealed he wishes to extend his stay at Fulham after holding talks surrounding a new contract with the Premier League club.

At times in the January transfer window it appeared as though Schwarzer could be heading for an exit - despite playing consistently well since his 2008 arrival - given the club's heavy links with both Holland international Maarten Stekelenburg and England's promising Jack Butland.

The Australian's contract is due to expire in July but, having targeted representing his country in the 2014 World Cup, he wants to stay on - as long as he remains first choice.

'I feel really good and don't think the age thing is hindering my performances in any way,' Schwarzer said. 'I've had some initial discussions and the intentions are there at the club to keep me.

'But in what capacity we'll have to wait and see. I want to be playing each week - that's the key for me. I love playing and don't want to be No.2 anywhere. 'The World Cup is also a huge priority and the reality is if I am not playing I don't think it would be possible to be a part of the national team.

'I just want to be out there enjoying every minute - especially at this stage of my career.

'If that means I have to move on at the end of the season, then that's fine also. Let's just see how we go.

'I will just keep my head down and keep training hard - the last few weeks have been particularly good on a personal level," he said.

'I am enjoying my football again and I'll keep doing my job and see what happens at the end of the season. 'As long I'm fit and performing, then there's every chance I can play on for at least another season after this one.'

Source Paul Collins at Daily Mail
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