Sharp happy to stay
Striker thanks club for support they have shown him
Last Updated: December 5, 2011 9:59am
Billy Sharp: Thankful for all the support he has received from Doncaster
Doncaster Rovers striker Billy Sharp admits he is happy to stay at the club for the time being.
Sharp's future is set to be the subject of speculation again when the transfer window reopens in January with a number of clubs waiting in the wings to sign the player.
The 25-year-old, who scored Doncaster's winner in the victory over Southampton at the weekend, came close to joining the Saints in the summer only for the move to fall through and the Championship leaders are expected to revive their interest in Sharp in the New Year.
Sharp admits he is happy at Doncaster and has thanked the club for all the support they have shown him since the tragic death of his son Luey after just two days last month from a rare bowel condition.
"I am staying to help Doncaster - at least for the time being," said Sharp.
"From chairman John Ryan down, everybody has been absolutely fantastic towards my partner Jade and myself.
"People could not possibly have been kinder or more supportive.
"It has been a terrible period for us. The pain never goes away, it just eases a fraction on occasion, like when I am playing and getting a goal.
"Still, everything I do is for Luey. He is in my thoughts virtually every minute."
Sharp admits it is not certain he will leave Doncaster when the transfer window reopens in January despite the club bracing themselves for several bids for their prize asset.
"I spoke to Southampton in the summer, but it wasn't to be at the time," added Sharp.
"People are always asking me when I am going to leave, but I didn't leave in the last window or the one before that.
"I will go one day, that's football, but I'm enjoying my time here."