PATRICK KISNORBO has paid tribute to the Leeds United supporters who kept his spirits up during his injury hell.
The hugely-popular Aussie centre-back admits he wants to stay with the Whites, who have offered him a short-term deal to prove his fitness over pre-season, ahead of a longer-term contract – if all goes well.
Kisnorbo, whose current deal expires at the end of next month, has revealed he had some dark days to contend with during his thirteen-and-a-half months on the sidelines after rupturing his Achilles against Millwall in March 2010.
And he says he owes a debt of gratitude to Whites fans who have supported him in his long road to recovery, with his late cameo as a substitute at QPR last weekend as much for them as himself.
He said: “The supporters have been great. Ever since I’ve been injured, they have wrote in and cared and played their part.
“This is probably the best fanbase I’ve ever played under. They are fantastic and giving them something back is nothing because they give so much to the team and the players.”
On his future, the former Leicester City stopper added: “I’ve settled down well (here). There a great fanbase, and great people to work with and players. I’d like to stay and the club have made me welcome.”