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Surman focussed on Saints survival

Saints fans will no doubt have been relieved when the January transfer window slammed shut.

Andrew Surman, Adam Lallana and Kelvin Davis were all linked with moves away from St Mary's, but thankfully for the Southampton faithful, any moves failed to materialise.

Despite rumoured interest from Reading and Saints' well-documented financial problems, Andrew Surman has insisted he never thought about leaving.

Speaking to The Daily Echo, Surman said, "My mind was always on my football and playing for Southampton. It was just a case of getting on with my football and, if anything happens it happens, otherwise I'm still a Southampton player and just keep giving my all every week. Obviously there was speculation in the papers but I just kept my head down and got on with my football."

Even if Saints manage to avoid the drop to League One this season, there will no doubt be more speculation as to where Surman's long-term future lies.

If Saints do suffer the indignity of relegation, it is almost certain that Surman will leave Saints. He has, however, stressed that he hasn't thought that far ahead, and is focussed on the task in hand.

"Obviously, we're in a relegation battle, so my main priority is to try and get us out of that," he said.

After scoring his 6th goal of the season in the 2-1 home defeat against Sheffield United, it is clear that Surman has a key role to play for the Saints as they battle to beat the drop. Fans will no doubt be hoping that he continues to play a pivotal role for many years to come.

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Writer: Daniel Bailey Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday February 6 2009

Time: 12:23AM

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So glad that he has stayed. He is one of our better players and it was vital that we held on to him and others. Being one of the more experienced players, we need Surman to stay optimistic and keep the others focused.
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