Date: 18th December 2014 at 1:25pm
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Defender Danny Shittu has said that he did have options over the summer that could’ve seen him depart The Den, but as far as he was concerned he still had a job to do with us, so he stayed and fought his way back into manager Ian Holloway’s plans.

Speaking to Southwark News having played a key role in our one nil victory over Brighton last Friday, he admitted that when he tore his Achilles back in March he did fear that he’d never play for us again and offers did come in where he could’ve moved on and sought a fresh challenge.

‘I could have gone elsewhere but I stayed here because I love this team, the club and the fans. I had options but there was still a job that needed to be done here. That’s why I stayed and didn’t want to go.’

The 34 year old goes on to say that having been out of the side, he’s been delighted to work his way back in show people that he can still do a job regardless of his age or the injuries he’s been through.

‘This is what I do and I can keep doing it.’

One thing that kept his confidence high was that he knew Holloway was aware of what he could do, so he felt there would come a time where he’d get the opportunity again to impress and it was then down to him to take that shot and make it impossible for the gaffer to leave him out.

‘We worked hard together, and it’s nice that he can turn to me when he needs a win and trust me to play. It’s been hard for him too recently so when the manager put me in the team, especially for such a big game like Brighton, it shows that he has faith in me and I think him for that.’

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