Stewart upset by boo-boys

Defender will hold talks at end of season

Stewart: Upset

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Watford defender Jordan Stewart has told Sky Sports News of his reasons behind stalling over a new contract.

The 26-year-old's current contract expires in the summer, and he has yet to put pen-to-paper over a new deal.

Stewart's reluctance to sign on at Vicarage Road has led to booing from a small number of Hornets supporters.

And Stewart has admitted that he has been hurt by the taunts, but explained that he and manager Adrian Boothroyd plan to hold talks when the season is over.

"I am a bit surprised really - the way the fans have been most of the season has been excellent, towards myself and the rest of the team," he told Sky Sports News.

Upsetting

"I think it is just a slight minority of the crowd, but obviously it is a bit upsetting.

"The manager and I sat down in pre-season, talking about the contract and things we can improve on in the season.

"We came to the conclusion that things weren't quite right between myself and the manager so we decided to see at the end of the season.

"It is an important time, the priority is to get Watford in the Premier League and then see what happens in the summer.

"I am out of contract but I obviously do want to stay at Watford. I have been here three years now.

"The manager, the players and everyone have been brilliant to me so hopefully we can sort something out."