Fit Cresswell vows to fight

07 September 2009 09:32
Stoke City striker Richard Cresswell has said that he had the chance to join two other clubs on transfer deadline day. However, the 31-year-old opted to stay at the Britannia Stadium and battle for a first-team spot. The former Preston North End and Leeds United star said: "A couple of clubs came in on deadline day, but at that moment it wasn't right for me. "The gaffer here is happy for me to stay and, if I do, I'm more than happy to keep working hard to be available for as long as I'm here. "My contract is up at the end of the season, but if I do stay this season it goes without saying I'll give 100 per cent. "I've already been involved in most games this season, but I probably need to have a long chat with the gaffer now to see what's what. "I'm 32 this month. I've really been a converted midfielder since I came here two years ago. But the gaffer knows wherever he plays me he'll get 100 per cent. "Hopefully I'll still be involved in games here at Stoke, but the squad is pretty big now and so it's going to be difficult. I came off the bench in the majority of games last season and enjoyed that as well."

Source: ESA