King coy on future
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Marlon King has revealed he will not consider his future until the end of the season.
Marlon King has revealed he will not consider his future until Watford's Premiership fate has been sealed.
The Hornets are almost certain to slip out of the top flight, as they are 11 points adrift of safety with only five games remaining.
Their Premiership challenge was not helped by the long-term knee injury King suffered last year, but he made a surprise return in Saturday's FA Cup semi-final defeat to Manchester United.
King admitted he was happy to make a return to action, but the talk quickly moved to the powerful forward's future.
He has been linked with a move to Aston Villa and although admitting to being flattered by the transfer talk, King claims his focus is on Watford's final five games of the season.
"It's a big club; nice surroundings," King told The Times upon his exit from Villa Park after the defeat to United. "It's nice speculation but I just want to focus on getting fit and scoring goals."
Asked whether he should remain at Watford next term following a season of injury torment, King said: "I can't comment on that because we're not down yet so you'll have to ask me again once we are relegated.
"I've scored [almost] 25 goals in 50 games for Watford so as much as Watford have been good for me, I've been good for Watford. We've been good for each other. I get on well with the gaffer and the fans."