Rooney rejects Irish switch
Stoke youngster Adam Rooney has turned down a move to St Patrick's Athletic.
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 31/07/07 10:02pm
Stoke City youngster Adam Rooney has turned down a move to St Patrick's Athletic.
The striker was given the opportunity to return to his native Ireland on loan after St Pat's registered an interest.
But Stoke boss Tony Pulis has revealed that Rooney has rejected the chance to build up his experience with the eircom League side.
"Adam has decided he'd rather stay put because his next step is to play regular League football in England," Pulis told the Sentinel.
Rooney made 12 substitute appearances for Stoke last season and finished the campaign on loan at Yeovil Town.