Deal or no deal for Norwich City midfielder David Fox?
David Fox understands why he has to play the waiting game over extending his Norwich City stay beyond this season.
The Canaries' influential midfielder is out of contract in the summer having joined from Colchester United for a nominal fee before the Championship promotion-winning 2010-11 campaign.
And while the majority of City fans would happily see Fox stay on at Carrow Road, the 28-year-old is well aware of the wheeling and dealing manager Paul Lambert has to do with the resources at his disposal.
Anything else, admits Fox, could easily do the club more harm than good.
'I've not heard anything and I will just wait and see I guess – I'm sure the manager knows where I am,' said Fox on a possible new deal.
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'Of course I'd love to stay here. There are others in my situation as well, so we will all wait to find out what the manager wants to do with us and I'm sure he'll let us know soon. This is what happens. You just play and get on with it. Whether you've got four years left or four weeks left, you just enjoy your football and if you do the business on the pitch then you get looked after. That's how football works.'
Fox acknowledged it is the City boss' style to keep players guessing over new deals, with the likes of Zak Whitbread, Adam Drury and Elliott Ward also out of contract in the summer.
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Fox added: 'But also the club has been in a very bad situation in the past money-wise, so I don't think he is in the situation to be throwing out big contacts for players and then we get relegated.
'You don't want to see the club in the position it was in before, and I think the club as a whole is cutting the cloth accordingly and doing things very sensibly since coming into the Premier League, and that's fine.
'It's very easy to get promoted and throw loads of money at all the lads and then get relegated – and the club is in trouble then. So that's just the way it is and I'm sure if we are safe then the players out of contract will find out what's going on.'
Not that it will only be those out of contract who will fancy a new deal after a superb season in the top flight, according to Fox.
'Each to their own – I'm sure there will be people like Grant (Holt) knocking on a few doors but that's not really anything we can control,' said Fox. 'If Holty's scoring goals, if the boys are doing well in the league, then they will get looked after. It's the same for everyone.'
Aside from contract issues and with Premier League safety all but secure thanks to victory over Wolves on Saturday, Fox believes City can play with a bit of freedom between now and the end of the season.
'We can go into these games now and really take the shackles off and go for it not thinking 'Shall we hold on for a point here or there?'' said the City playmaker.
'We can really go and see our stall out in these games. We have got a tough one at Fulham (on Saturday) but we go into every game thinking we can win and whether we have got 39 points or 21 points, we still go into it feeling the same and there are some tough games but also some very enjoyable games before the end of the season.
'I'd like to think we are (safe) but we're not going to stop now. We've got eight games to play and we want to see how well we can do in those. I don't think anyone is going to take their foot off the pedal and look to the summer. I don't think we're that sort of team or individuals, so we will keep going and see where it takes us.'