Striker Marlon Harewood has revealed his desire to stay at Aston Villa - despite attracting interest from a host of clubs.
The former West Ham player was primarily used as a substitute by Martin O'Neill during his first season at Villa Park, although he quickly became a fans' favourite.
But Harewood, who has two years remaining of his current contract, is keen to stay and make his mark at Villa.
He said: "There's a lot more to come from this squad and hopefully a lot more to come from me. I want to play my part.
"I'm looking forward to my second season here and hopefully I can show more of what I can do - and hopefully I'll get the chance to shine.
"The fans saw what I could do in the second half of last season and I just want to get out there and show my stuff again next season. I cannot wait for pre-season to start."