Edwards committed to County

Defender was not interested in leaving

Edwards: Always planned to stay

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Mike Edwards has insisted he never considered leaving Notts County after putting pen-to-paper on a new contract with the club.

The 28-year-old defender was linked with a move away from Meadow Lane but he put an end to the speculation this week by taking up County's offer of a two-year deal.

He is now tied to the League Two side until 2010 and he maintains it was always his intention to stay.

"I know it has taken a few weeks to get everything signed and sealed but I've had a manic few weeks since the end of the season," Edwards told County's official website.

"Right now it is a relief and a weight off my mind that I am a Notts County player for two more years.

"It was never even an issue of going elsewhere."