Higginbotham commits to Potters

28 October 2010 03:46
Stoke defender Danny Higginbotham has signed a one-year extension to his contract at the Britannia Stadium.[LNB] The 31-year-old former Manchester United and Sunderland full-back is now tied to the Potters until 2013.[LNB]Higginbotham has helped Stoke establish themselves in the Premier League since joining them two years ago following their promotion.[LNB]However, he has fallen down the pecking order this season, having not started in the league since the opening day.[LNB]Manager Tony Pulis told his club's official website: "We wanted to cement Danny's future with the club because he is such a good professional and it is important we look after certain players at the football club who started all this off.[LNB]"I've got a lot of time for Danny because he is one who falls into that category.[LNB]"He may not be in the side on a regular basis at the moment, but he still has a crucial role to play, as do a number of other players in a similar situation.[LNB]"The fabric of a football club is made up of the whole cloth, not bits and pieces, so we are delighted Danny will remain a part of that."[LNB]Higginbotham has been restricted mostly to Carling Cup duty this term, having started in every round, including last night's defeat at West Ham.[LNB]However, he did come off the bench to make his 200th top-flight appearance in Sunday's loss against old club United.[LNB]

Source: Team_Talk