Sorensen wants new deal
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Aston Villa goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen is hoping to be offered a new contract.Aston Villa goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen is hoping to be offered a new contract.
The Denmark international has suffered an inconsistent season by his own high standards but is determined to bounce back next term.
He will currently head into next season in the final year of his contract but the 28-year-old wants to secure an extension.
Sorensen joined Villa from Sunderland in 2003 and has firmly established himself as the club's number one keeper.
Though he could face fresh competition for his spot next season, if Stefan Postma leaves, Sorensen is not concerned by an additional threat to his place.
Instead, the shot-stopper is anxious to prove to manager David O'Leary that he warrants another deal at Villa Park.
"The club have to look forward to the new season," Sorensen told the club's official website.
"I know there are a lot of things going on but I'm sure it will sort itself out.
"Whoever comes in it doesn't change anything for me. If Stefan Postma stays it is good, if somebody else comes in and he leaves then I can understand that.
"I know that there's talk about a new deal. We'll take it from there. I want to focus on the football but as I've said all along I enjoy it here. If I can stay, I'll stay.
"I've got one year left. I've told the manager that I am happy here and hopefully it will get sorted."