Harper has quashed rumours of a fall-out with manager Alan Pardew and insists his â€ślove for the clubâ€ť means that he is prepared to do any job asked of him.
Harperâ€™s love for the club is unquestionable and he stated in the Evening Chronicle: â€śOf course it is. This is my 19th season as a pro.
â€śAt the start of the season it was obvious the way it was, I had a few chats with the manager and he told me he wanted to bring somebody in with Fraser Forster being on loan, and that may become permanent, who knows?
â€śIt was important to get somebody in. Heâ€™s got Rob in now and when you are a young lad it is important to get involved as soon as possible.
â€śI have no problem with the rota system.
â€śEverybody knows I have a million T-shirts for sitting on the bench."