Newcastle defender Steven Taylor says he is committed to the club despite contract talks stalling.
Taylor, who has 18 months left on his current contract, rejected Newcastle's initial offer of a new deal and talks over an extension have been placed on hold until the club secure their Premier League status.
Rumours have suggested Taylor could leave St James' Park as he is unhappy with the progress of talks, but the England Under 21 international insists he is happy to stay on Tyneside.
Committed"I am 100 per cent committed to Newcastle," Taylor told Sky Sports News. "I cannot see myself leaving this football club this is where I want to play my football and I am happy here.
"Obviously working for Kevin Keegan for me is fantastic, I remember me and my dad on the terraces going to games and to be now working under him is fantastic, a dream come true."
Newcastle sit just three points above the relegation drop zone after a disastrous run of form, but Taylor is confident they can negotiate their way to safety.
Confident"We have been through a difficult time, but we will definitely pull through it," insisted Taylor.
"I have been here since I was nine-years-old as a fan on the terraces and having 52,000 Geordie fans screaming every week, even if we are getting beat, always behind you and that is what you need.
"Obviously it has been a difficult last few months and I think results have not been going our way.
"On Saturday against Blackburn it was a massive improvement, the team has been working hard and we are sticking together.
"I think if we keep playing like we did on Saturday there is no reason why we can't move up the table. Obviously we are in a bad position at the moment but there is room for improvement."