Dickinson eyes loan switch
Stoke defender Carl Dickinson is keen to go out on loan to get regular first-team football. The 22-year-old is third in the pecking order behind Danny Higginbotham and new signing Danny Collins and believes a temporary spell away from the Britannia Stadium will do him good. "If I'm not playing here, then I need to be playing somewhere, especially after a frustrating season last season," he said. "I have to play more games to progress as a footballer and the more I progress, the better chance I have of eventually getting into the Stoke team. Hopefully the gaffer will let me go out and get a number of games under my belt." Dickinson has hopes of joining a Championship club but has not ruled out a return to League One pace-setters Leeds, for whom he played seven matches last season. "I'm not sure if Leeds are still interested but I believe a midfielder (Andy Hughes) is playing left-back there at the moment because of an injury," he added. "I would love to play in the Championship but of course I would be interested in Leeds again."
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