Peter Whittingham 'committed' to Cardiff City future

Cardiff City midfielder Peter Whittingham
Whittingham has been orchestrating Cardiff's fine run of form this season

Peter Whittingham says he will have no complaints if Cardiff City turn away Premier League suitors during the January transfer window.

Former Bluebirds manager Dave Jones believes Whittingham will attract offers from top-flight clubs.

But Cardiff insist they intend to buy and not sell in January and Whittingham says he has no desire to leave.

"I'm committed to Cardiff and I'm looking forward to the season ahead," said the 27-year-old.

Having spent recent seasons on the flank, Whittingham has impressed in a central midfield role this season under new manager Malky Mackay.

A tally of 8 goals in 25 appearances has already taken him to within three of last season's return.

Jones revealed the club had a few "sniffs" for Whittingham from Premier League clubs during his reign last season, and believes Cardiff's resolve to keep their man will be severely tested in January.

Whittingham demonstrated his commitment to the club by signing a new contract until 2014 in August, and says he has no problem with seeing his name linked with Premier League clubs.

"You're always going to get flattered," said the former England Under-21 international who made 56 top-flight appearances for Aston Villa between 2002 and 2007.

"It means you're doing something right if you are being linked with clubs.

"But I've said all along that I want to be with Cardiff and I want to get into the Premiership with Cardiff and nothing's changed."

Cardiff's run of nine games unbeaten has taken them to third in the table, prompting Whittingham to claim that confidence among the much-changed squad has never been higher.

His own form in his new central role has also pleased him, where he feels a greater responsibility to be involved in all facets of play.

He added: "It's different for me. The manager's come in and put me straight in there, which was a little bit different at the start.

"But I feel I'm getting used to it and I seem to be doing alright and seem to be getting a few goals. I hope that continues."

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