Shuker agrees City stay
By Peter O`Rourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 21-year-old was widely expected to leave City after being told he was free to go, but he has agreed a one-year extension to his deal after talks with Kevin Keegan.
Shuker made the breakthrough into the City first team at the start of last season but dropped out of favour after September and spent a spell on loan at Walsall.
The young striker is now hoping to get the chance to impress Keegan ahead of next season.
"When I had a chat with the manager, we sorted a few things out and I'm delighted to be staying," Shuker told the club's official website. "I never wanted to leave and staying at Manchester City for another year is fantastic.
"I told the boss that I wanted to stay and he told me that he wanted me to stay, and it all went on from there. It has lifted my spirits. Once I knew that we had reached an agreement, it helped me settle down.
"Before that, it had been difficult and I didn't know what was going to happen. I was worrying a lot and that is only natural when you are in such circumstances. I had never been in that situation before and I didn't like it.
"I have now set my sights on pre-season and coming back strong to challenge for a place.
"I didn't know what I could achieve this year, but, when you are out on loan, it makes it really difficult to impress the manager."