Beattie back in favour with Potters

24 July 2010 03:12
James Beattie has rejected rumours linking him with a move away from Stoke City and insists he wants to stay at the Britannia Stadium.[LNB] The striker's future has been the subject of intense speculation ever since his much-publicised bust-up with boss Tony Pulis last season.[LNB]The likes of West Brom, Wolves, Wigan, Blackburn and Sheffield United have all been credited with an interest in Beattie, but the 32-year-old is ready to fight for his place at Stoke and insists he has no problem with Pulis.[LNB]"Whatever happened between me and the manager has all been swept under the carpet now, it's history, we've moved on," Beattie told the Daily Mail.[LNB]"I have heard all the reports of interest from Blackburn, Wolves, Wigan and Sheffield United but I want to stay at Stoke and I am happy to stay.[LNB]"I know there has been interest from Championship clubs but, while I'm flattered, I want to play in the Premier League. I last played in the Championship two years ago and I don't really want to go back. [LNB]"The Premier League is what it's all about and I'm confident I can still ply my trade there - and with Stoke. [LNB]"Pre-season has gone well so far and I have figured in the games so the manager has certainly made me part of his plans. [LNB]"I'm working hard, I feel great and I definitely want to be part of the team for the first game of the season against Wolves."

Source: Team_Talk