Dean Windass has committed his future to Hull amid talk he was ready to quit the Premier League new boys.
Since scoring the goal at Wembley that promoted Phil Brown's side last season, Windass has been pushed down the pecking order by a raft of new signings.
Last week saw the veteran striker speak openly of his frustration at a lack of playing time but Brown has reassured the Tigers favourite that he has a future at the KC Stadium.
Windass was strongly linked with the managerial vacancy at Grimsby but now insists he is willing to fight for his place.
"The manager Phil Brown and I sat down and talked about my future and I'm staying at Hull City," he's quoted in the Daily Mail.
"Phil doesn't want me to leave and I don't want to leave. The bottom line is I want to carry on playing for at least another year after this, maybe two."
Championship strugglers Barnsley have also been mooted as suitors but Tykes boss Simon Davey is remaining tight-lipped with regards possible targets.
"We are always looking and searching for players," he told the Yorkshire Post.
"I have not heard the rumours about Dean Windass and David Connolly, but it is just paper talk.
"I have not spoken with any clubs or any players."