Injured Stoke goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen in line for Bolton clash

12 October 2010 10:38
Great Dane: Sorensen is expected to return at the weekend[LNB]Stoke goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen is confident a hip injury which has forced him to return home early from international duty will not keep him out of Barclays Premier League action at the weekend. [LNB]The 34-year-old pulled out of Denmark's Euro 2012 qualifier with Cyprus on Tuesday night because of a muscle injury sustained in training last week. [LNB]He opted to play in Friday's 2-1 defeat to Portugal but had to be replaced. However, Sorensen is optimistic of being ready for Saturday's trip to Bolton. [LNB]'It is a small tear in the hip area and an ultrasound scan showed there was some bleeding,'  he said. [LNB]'I'm walking all right, but it's the explosive work, like kicking and sprinting, which is a problem. [LNB]'The doctor in Denmark told me this injury usually lasts a week so there shouldn't be a problem for the weekend. [LNB]'It was a difficult decision to come home, but you cannot gamble on this sort of thing. 'I know I have made the right decision.'[LNB] Stoke are looking for a third successive Premier League victory after losing their opening three games. [LNB]'We have turned a corner,' Sorensen told The Sentinel. 'Our last win against Blackburn was a great team effort. With good results comes confidence and you can definitely see the change.'[LNB]  Are you Shaw, Jose? Real Madrid plot shock move for Stoke defender RyanWe're no thugs! Stoke hit back at Fulham midfielder Murphy's jibes [LNB]  Explore more:People: Thomas Sorensen Places: Portugal, Cyprus, Denmark

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