Noone happy at Brighton
Craig Noone insists he is happy to be at Brighton after being the subject of a January bid from Championship rivals Cardiff.
Last Updated: 17/02/12 9:22pm
Craig Noone insists he is happy to be at Brighton & Hove Albion after being the subject of a January bid from Championship rivals Cardiff City.
Brighton rejected a reported £1.2million offer from Cardiff for Noone, who linked up with Gus Poyet's side from Plymouth Argyle in January 2011.
The winger was pleased to learn of the size of Cardiff's bid, however, he is focused on helping the Seagulls fulfil an ambition of winning promotion to the Premier League.
"When I heard that I had to pinch myself that I am worth over a million pounds," Noone told The Argus.
"That is a bit of a dream. To be worth over a million and the chairman not wanting to sell shows how much they want me here and how much I am liked here.
"We are both on the same sort of level (Albion and Cardiff), wanting the same things, but it's just a matter of timing when we do it.
"All I want to do is take things step by step. I have managed to do that throughout my career, go on to better things with each team. Even in non-League it was a step up each time, from Skelmersdale to Burscough and then Southport onto Plymouth.
"I don't want to leave Brighton any time soon, because I am learning every week here and every day in training.
"I'm a lot better player than when I signed a year ago. The manager has taught me so much. I have never played football like this before."