I want to help Newcastle bounce back, insists 'devastated' winger Duff
25 May 2009 02:38
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Damien Duff insists he will not leave Newcastle United after his own goal sealed the club's relegation from the Barclays Premier League.
The Republic of Ireland winger also wants Alan Shearer to become manager on a full-time basis despite his failure to keep the Magpies in the top flight after an eight-game spell at the helm.
Duff inadvertently deflected a first-half shot from Aston Villa's Gareth Barry past Newcastle goalkeeper Steve Harper to doom his side to a 1-0 reverse yesterday at Villa Park.
It meant Newcastle finished in the bottom three but Duff is keen tohelp the club bounce back at the first attempt in the Championship.
Duff said: 'I'm as loyal as they come and, whether the gaffer stays or goes, I'd love to try and get Newcastle back up into the Premier League.