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The 23-year-old's move to the newly-promoted south London club failed to materialise, and he admits he may have to leave St James' Park in search of regular game time

Dan Gosling has admitted he is prepared to leave Newcastle in order to play regular first-team football, leaving his future at the club in doubt.

The 23-year-old signed for the Magpies from Everton in 2010 but has made just 26 appearances in three injury-plagued years on Tyneside.

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Gosling had been close to a move to Crystal Palace, but has since returned to Newcastle after the move fell through, though remains determined to get back on the pitch - even if it means leaving the club.

"It was nearly there," Gosling told the Shields Gazette when asked about the proposed move to Palace. "But it didn't materialise, so I came back here and got my head down, worked hard and have played two games.

"I'll just play as many games as I can and we'll see what happens.

"It was difficult, but it affects people differently. I just get on with my job. I'm employed by Newcastle United, and it was no bother for me to come back. I'll just get my head down and get on with my work.

"I was always happy to be here, and I'm happy to stay, but I need to play football. That's what I'm paid to do, and I haven't been doing that.

"Whether it is [time] to move on, or whatever, who knows? I just want to play football, whether it's here or somewhere else."

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