Bernard - I do not want to go back to Toon

Last updated : 27 June 2002 By Luke Thornhill
Bernard agreed a pre-contract to join West Ham United, by Newcastle claim that they had the option of keeping him on.

A Premier League tribunal has been convened to rulke on the legalities of a move.

"The Premier League tribunal will make their decision on Friday as to whether I can complete my move to West Ham United. I am confident common sense will prevail and I will be able to play for the club in the new season," he told Sky Sports.

"Whatever happens, I do not want to play for Newcastle United and would find it very difficult to go back.

"I am really looking forward to playing for the Hammers and I am confident of doing a good job for them."