Fabricio Coloccini has pledged his commitment to Newcastle after being linked with a move away from St James' Park.
The Argentine defender, who scored the winner against Cardiff at the weekend, was expected to leave Tyneside in the summer in the wake of Newcastle's relegation.
However, the former Deportivo La Coruna man stayed put and he insists he is happy to help Newcastle try and win promotion back to the Premier League.
"A lot of things were written in the newspapers about me over the summer saying I wanted to leave the club, but that was not true at all," Coloccini told the club's official website.
"I am happy here and happy to help the club get back into the Premier League, so because of that, it was a great feeling to see my goal go in.
"It was good to turn around and see the fans celebrating my goal. I thank them for sticking by us. They have been excellent with me and the team."