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Sorensen set to sign new contract

Thomas Sorensen
Sorensen helped Denmark reach the 2010 World Cup in South Africa

Stoke City and Denmark goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen has agreed terms on a new contract at the Britannia Stadium.

The 33-year-old, who joined Stoke on a free transfer following their promotion to the Premier League, is set to extend his stay for another two years.

"We've more or less agreed the contract," Sorensen told BBC Radio Stoke. "I just need to sign it.

"It's great that it's sorted out and I can focus on the future here at Stoke because it looks very bright."

Sorensen signed a three-year contract on his arrival from Aston Villa.

It's a good club and it shows that if you do well, you get the rewards for it

Stoke goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen

He will follow in the footsteps of midfielders Glenn Whelan, Liam Lawrence and striker Ricardo Fuller in signing new deals at the Britannia Stadium, while England Under-21 defender Ryan Shawcross is also in talks over a new contract with the Potters.

"Obviously you need to perform and give something to the club, but then at the same time it's nice to be rewarded," added the former Sunderland man.

"It's a good club and it shows that if you do well, you get the rewards for it."

Sorensen could become the first Stoke player since Sammy McIlroy in 1982 to play in a World Cup after helping Denmark reach the finals in South Africa in 2010.



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