Belfast Telegraph

Pulis hoping for Sorensen deal

Stoke manager Tony Pulis is stepping up his bid to keep goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen at the Britannia Stadium.

The Denmark international has lost his place to Asmir Begovic, but Pulis wants the 34-year-old to remain at the club.

Sorensen's contract runs out at the end of next season and Pulis said: "We would love Thomas to sign a new deal. His agent has been on so we would love to get that done if we can."

With veteran Carlo Nash also at the club, the Stoke boss is pleased with the goalkeepers at his disposal.

He said: "I think our three are as good as any in the league. Part of our future next season? I would be disappointed if they are not."

Begovic, 23, is set to retain his place against West Ham on Saturday after an impressive display in the 1-1 draw against West Brom.

Pulis said: "The kid is an exceptional goalkeeper. He has all the talent you would want. But he is young, inexperienced and he is going to make mistakes like he did at Birmingham.

"We have to take that on the chin, be careful with him and give him as much backing when he needs it and as much support as he can get."

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