Obafemi Martins has insisted he is happy at Newcastle and would like to stay with the club for years to come.
The Nigerian was linked with a move away from St James' Park in the summer as Sam Allardyce strengthened his attacking options.
But he has established himself as a key player this season with five goals so far, and is determined to keep up his fine form for as long as possible.
"I feel I have been accepted here - I love the fans and I think they love me," Martins told the Evening Chronicle.
"I want to stay here for a few years, I think.
"The only thing I can do is keep scoring for them because it is so important to the fans.
"Getting goals and getting three points means a lot to the people here and I have to work hard to help do that."
Happy to play with anyone
Michael Owen is currently sidelined with a thigh problem and Mark Viduka has also had injury concerns this season, but Martins maintains he can handle the pressure of being the senior striker.
He explained: "It's really good playing up front with Michael, but it is up to the manager who plays.
"I will play with anybody, I don't mind whether it is Michael, Mark Viduka, Shola Ameobi, Alan Smith or Andy Carroll.
"We have many good strikers to play with here and I enjoy playing with them all."
Newcastle have been linked with a move for Rangers right-back Alan Hutton after scout Paul Montgomery revealed he travelled to Scotland to watch him in action at the weekend.
Montgomery, who also headed to Hampden Park to support Alex McLeish, cast his eye over Hutton as Scotland lost 2-1 to Italy.
He said: "As far as Alan Hutton is concerned, he is a player who was brought into Ibrox when Alex was in charge and a player I have kept an eye on since then."