Gazza don’t do it mate!

Last updated : 23 December 2002 By Martyn Elliott

"I've been training hard and I am the fittest I have been in three years. But I'm sick of training on my own. I want a club," he told Century FM.

"I'm desperate to get back and prove I can still do it. I don't want any presents on the 25th. I just need to get back on that field because I am missing it a hell of a lot.

"I've spoken to a couple of agents and it's just a matter of time. Whoever signs me, I won't let them down.

"I'd love a Premiership or First Division club to take me on. I still have options abroad but I'm looking to stay in this country for my kids - I want to see more of them.

"I could do a job for Terry. He will turn that club round come January. I have got a lot of time and respect for Terry.

"He is a clever bloke in football terms. I would do anything for him. I always call him my second dad."

At his peak Gazza was one of the all time greats and I’ll always remember his performances at Italia ’90 fondly, but unfortunately his performances at Burnley last season proved that he is just not good enough anymore.

I’d really rather not endure anymore below par performances from Gazza, as I’d prefer to remember him at his peak.

And the thought of one of my heroes pulling on a Leeds United shirt is too gruesome to consider.