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Carroll hails Hughton but vows to stay with Magpies

Newcastle striker Andy Carroll (pictured) has vowed to stay with the Tyneside club.

The 21-year-old credited former manager Chris Hughton for helping him make an impact on the Premier League this season and was disappointed with his former boss' sacking last week.

However, the marksman -- whose 10 goals this season resulted in an England call-up for last month's loss to France -- has vowed to stay with Newcastle.

He said: "I'm just going to go out there and carry on doing what I have been doing. I've always worked towards being where I am now and want to stay here -- it's as simple as that.

"Chris has been absolutely fantastic with me. He stuck by me through a lot and helped me on and off the field.

"All I can say is that I appreciate everything that he has done for me. He's helped me become the player I am now.

"He's gone now, and I just need to keep working on what he's taught me, and with the new manager (Alan Pardew), I've got to listen to him."