Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

I Never Doubted My Toon Future

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

I Never Doubted My Toon Future

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JAMES TAVERNIER has revealed he was never in any doubt about his future with Newcastle United.

The talented defender signed a new three-year deal before jetting out on the Magpies' tour of Germany and Austria, and is delighted to commit the next few fledgling years of his career to United.

Tavernier goes into tonight's game with Monaco in Landsberg having featured in the 1-0 defeat on Friday night against Chemnitzer.

The Bradford-born youngster was again wanted by MK Dons this summer.

The League One side waited patiently to see if Tavernier would sign for them.

But the highly-rated youngster was always focused on Newcastle.

And he told the Chronicle ahead of tonight's game: "I was always confident that it (his contract) would get sorted.

"You've got to be confident in the way you play, and hopefully when that shows on the pitch, the background stuff will take care of itself.

"I'll just keep on playing, and hopefully getting better and better as a player. …

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