Ex-Sunderland stopper Sorensen hopes to learn Stoke future

Thomas Sorensen
Thomas Sorensen
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FORMER Sunderland keeper Thomas Sorensen wants to see where he fits into new Stoke boss Mark Hughes’ plans next season.

Sorensen was restricted to just four appearances for the Potters last season - all in the cup competitions - as he was forced to play second-fiddle to Manchester United and Arsenal target Asmir Begovic.

With England Under-21 keeper Jack Butland set to increase the competition among the sticks at the Britannia Stadium after returning from a loan spell at Birmingham, Sorensen hopes to remain in the first-team picture under Hughes.

The 36-year-old said: “I do want to be playing more and if I am in the manager’s plans then great.

“I am really happy at Stoke and my family are happy. That is a big thing for me, especially at my age.

“It is a long summer and a lot can happen, but when we report back I am sure everyone will know what the club’s plans are.

“It was frustrating (last season) but I have great respect for how Asmir played. It makes it easier to accept when you are not in the team if the other guy is doing a great job.

“It doesn’t reflect on my capabilities and I have not changed by ambitions, I want to get in that team and do well.

“But I have been long enough in the game to know you have to wait and see.”