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Olofinjana content to be patient

Seyi Olofinjana
Olofinjana joined Stoke after spending four years with Wolves

Stoke City midfielder Seyi Olofinjana has said he is happy to wait for his chance in the Potters' starting eleven.

The 28-year-old came on as a substitute in Saturday's 3-0 defeat at Blackburn to make his first Premier League appearance since mid-November.

He told BBC Radio Stoke: "I lost my place through injury and the guys who took my place have done well.

"Now it is just a matter of waiting for my next chance to come and making sure I take it."

The Nigerian international joined Stoke from Wolverhampton Wanderers for 3m in July.

He was an ever-present in the Potters' Premier League campaign before being substituted in the 5-0 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford on 15 November.

"It is a continuous learning process," said Olofinjana.

"Rather than sulking you need to always be available and ready to play.

"You don't want to miss your chance because you are still sulking."

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