WILL Hoskins, the former Sheffield United loanee, has no intention of orchestrating his departure from Brighton and Hove Albion.
Hoskins, whose spell at Bramall Lane was interrupted by injury, seemed destined to depart the American Express Community Stadium this summer after angering manager Gus Poyet by joining Danny Wilson’s side.
But despite refusing to rule out the possibility of leaving the south coast - “that’s how mad football is” - the striker has indicated a desire to prove himself at a club where he has made only three starts since completing a £500,000 transfer from Bristol Rovers last year.
“I’m just looking forward to getting back to pre-season after the time I’ve had,” Hoskins said.
“I’ve been speaking to the physios getting ready and prepared. I’ve got another year at Brighton and you just never know what happens in football.
“I love the way the gaffer (Poyet) plays his football.
“I like that philosophy so I don’t want to rubbish myself away from a great club with great management.
“But will the gaffer be here?
“You don’t know. That’s how mad football is.”
“I got to know the lads and the management really well at Sheffield United,” added Hoskins. “But at the moment all I’m concentrating on is getting fit and ready again.”
Hoskins, who underwent surgery to repair a hernia complaint soon after calling time on his stint with United, revealed a combination of fitness problems and a desire to be closer to his family in Nottingham prompted his move to Yorkshire in January.
Wilson, the United manager, admitted to “monitoring” Hoskins for “quite a while” after completing his signature.
However the 26-year-old was only sporadically deployed before announcing he was returning to Albion via a social networking site during the closing stages of the 2011/12 season.
“I’m starting to feel back to normal,” Hoskins said. “It’s not really at the forefront of my mind.
“What will be will be. I’m just looking forward to pre-season.
“Things will sort themselves out.
“I’m not sweating about it because I know when I get fit I am a good player.”