Pulis plans Sorensen talks
Stoke boss Tony Pulis is keen to reward FA Cup hero Thomas Sorensen with a new contract.
Last Updated: 30/01/11 4:51pm
Stoke boss Tony Pulis is keen to reward FA Cup hero Thomas Sorensen with a new contract at the Britannia Stadium.
The veteran shot-stopper helped the Potters progress to the fifth round of the FA Cup, where they will host Brighton, with a late penalty save in the 1-0 victory over Wolves.
Robert Huth's header nine minutes from time gave the visitors the lead at Molineux before Sorensen kept out Nenad Milijas' last-gasp spot-kick.
The former Denmark international has lost his first-team place in recent months to Asmir Begovic and has not started a Premier League game since October.
Pulis said: "Thomas has been brilliant. We are hoping to sit down and do a deal with Thomas to keep him at the football club.
"Begovic has been outstanding for us. As a young keeper, he has been outstanding.
"Thomas has been waiting patiently. He has been terrific today. That is what you want, good competition."
Pulis is disappointed at the placing of the fourth round of the competition at a time when clubs are facing a full midweek Premier League programme.
He said: "You want to win every game. With the way the FA Cup has been placed in the calendar this year is difficult, when the fourth round is on the Saturday in a three-game week.
"We have got the short straw because we go to Anfield on Wednesday night and then Sunderland on Saturday morning.
"I'm a bit disappointed at the FA Cup and its placing in the calendar with the smaller clubs not having squads as strong as the top sides."