Shaun going nowhere

Last updated : 18 May 2004 By Ben Collins

The City winger even stressed that such a move had never crossed his mind.

"My heart is in Manchester City and I haven't thought about going anywhere else and I don't think I will," he told the official club website.

"I am concentrating on doing the best I can for this club and these fans and hopefully I will be here next year."

The 22-year-old featured in an England XI in Martin Keown's testimonial last night alongside City team-mates Robbie Fowler and Steve McManaman, and father Ian Wright.

But the 11-goal wide-man is now looking to help the Blues improve on the faults that led to a hugely disappointing campaign.

He said: "Hopefully next season will see us on the up and all the talk will be nothing but praise rather than constant questions about team spirit and things like that.

"We have worked very hard recently and we wanted to prove to ourselves that we had a performance like that in us and we owed the fans dearly. They have been brilliant all year and they were again on Saturday. It is hard to know where things went wrong in the middle of the season.

"Perhaps we lacked a bit of togetherness on the pitch. It wasn't a lack of team spirit - more a breakdown in communication on the pitch. We have to speak to each other more and I think we have done that over the last few games."