Danny Graham insists he is not interested in leaving Swansea City
DANNY Graham is getting tired of the rumours linking him with a move away from Swansea City and insists: "I don't see a reason to leave."
Last season's 14-goal top scorer is currently enduring his toughest spell in a Swansea shirt.
Graham has started just one game since the first week of October.
And despite being tipped to hit the 20 mark by Michael Laudrup in pre-season, the former Watford man has netted only three goals so far this term.
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As a result, Graham has been touted as a potential contender to leave during the January transfer window — with a host of clubs being mentioned as potential suitors.
But the £3.5 million star is adamant he is not interested in quitting the Liberty.
"I don't know where these rumours come from," he said.
"I can't say enough times on Twitter about them. It's every the other day, but I have heard nothing.
"It was Wolves yesterday apparently, then there was Cardiff, Norwich, Sunderland, Reading, Aston Villa — I have been linked with everyone.
"But the gaffer hasn't said he doesn't want me here so I don't see a reason to be looking elsewhere.
"Don't get me wrong, I don't like sitting on the bench and just picking up money, I want to be playing.
"But the gaffer hasn't said he doesn't want me and that's probably the only time I will go — if the gaffer says we have accepted bid.
"If that happens then there's nothing I can do because he obviously doesn't want me, but until that time comes I feel as though I am part of his plans and there's no reason to be looking elsewhere."
Graham was Swansea's first-choice line-leader almost throughout last season, and he began this campaign with the shirt.
He was in electric form in pre-season, but his standards then dipped and he was sacrificed as Laudrup switched Michu to attack in order to beef up his midfield.
Graham's only start since October 6 came against Norwich earlier this month, when he hit the bar before being replaced in the final quarter.
Now the 27-year-old hopes Swansea's fixture logjam over the next month will present him with opportunities to impress.
" I hope so, but you know what football is like — you don't know whether you are going to be in or not," he added.
"It's a difficult moment for me, but the team are doing well which is the most important thing.
"It's not about me not playing or Luke Moore or whatever, it's about the team getting results and having another good season.
"If I get a chance to come on or start a game I will be looking to score a goal and kickstart my season.
"It's been a frustrating couple of months for me and it would be nice to get that goal, but as long as the team are doing well it doesn't really matter."
Graham admits that his all-round contribution was not good enough in the early months of the season.
But he stresses that his belief has not been affected by his recent struggles.
"My confidence isn't low," he said.
"I would obviously like to get a little run in the team, to get my match fitness up and to get a bit sharper, but I have been working hard off the pitch to stay in shape for when I'm called upon.
"I was unlucky not to score against Norwich and I am just waiting for the chance to come.
"Football is not all plain sailing. You are going to have times when it is tough and I am experiencing that right now.
"But I am always confident in my ability to score goals in this league, once I get one I am sure I will go on and do well again."