Brammer eyes Potters stay

08 September 2006 11:12
Stoke City midfielder Dave Brammer is hopeful of securing a new contract at the Britannia Stadium when his current deal expires next summer. The 31-year-old was linked with a move out of the Potters during the close season, but stayed put and has been an instrumental part of boss Tony Pulis' plans so far this term. As a result he is now looking to sign a contract extension and stay put for the foreseeable future. He told the club's official website: "There was a lot of speculation in the press about me moving away over the summer. It was the first I'd heard about anything regarding me moving away so it was quite a surprise. "But I'm happy here and looking forward to the season so that's the bottom of that really. "I'll wait to see if the club want me to stay. I want to stay here, I'm happy, so the ball is in their court now." He added: "I've always said I like playing with wingers and I think the four games before Plymouth we have passed it well and the midfield has been strong. "We are looking to carry it on because we know this is a big week for us, starting with Barnsley on Saturday and then Sheffield Wednesday next Tuesday."

Source: ESA