Soresen could face Bolton

15 September 2009 12:41
Thomas Sorensen has confirmed that he could be fit to face Bolton at the weekend despite being forced off against Chelsea. The Stoke goalkeeper limped off against the Blues at the Britannia Stadium after complaining of a strained thigh muscle. The 33-year-old was replaced by Steve Simonsen and the former England Under 21 international put in an impressive display despite conceding both goals in the 2-1 defeat. However Simonsen could yet miss out on the trip to The Reebok after an arm infection kept him out of training on Monday, leaving manager Tony Pulis sweating on the fitness of his two first-team shot-stoppers. "I couldn't really kick and it disrupted my movement," he told The Sentinel. "You can't play with one leg against Chelsea so I didn't really have any choice but to come off. But I've had some treatment and it is improving, so I am very hopeful. "It is never easy when you have to settle as quickly as possible but five minutes after coming on, he (Simonsen) conceded a wonder striker from (Didier) Drogba. "In the second-half he looked calm, controlled things and put in a good performance. Everyone worked their socks off and I think the team performance was spot on against a side who, in my opinion, will win the Premier League." Meanwhile Potters captain Abdoulaye Faye insists the team will not dwell on the defeat to Chelsea as he prepares to return to his former club Bolton. "We are very disappointed because we defended really well and everyone played well. For Chelsea to then score in the last minute was crazy," he stated. "But we have to respect Chelsea because they are one of the biggest clubs in the world and are a big strong team. "I was proud of our team because everyone worked so hard, but now we look forward to the game against Bolton. "We will forget the Chelsea game because we are professionals."

Source: SKY_Sports

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