Sorensen eyes City clash

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Thomas Sorensen is determined to return to Stoke's starting line up at Manchester City on Sunday despite suffering a nasty eye injury.

The Denmark international required around a dozen stitches for wounds above and below his eye following last weekend’s collision with Tottenham’s Alan Hutton during the Potters’ 2-1 victory. However, Sorensen insists that he is ready to reclaim the number one jersey from Steve Simonsen who took over between the sticks last Sunday.

He said: “I am raring to go at Manchester City.”

He added in the Sentinel: “You think about an injury like that before a game and after a game, but not during a game.

“The chance of it happening again is unlikely and, as a goalkeeper, you have the ability when you go for the ball not to think about the consequences.

“I am just happy it wasn’t as bad as it could have been. You just move on and just start playing again, hopefully this weekend. It’s not my first cut and probably not my last – and it’s out of my mind now.

“Anything with head injuries, like Petr Cech’s, is a different ball game to other injuries. But it will hopefully heal well and there won’t be any problems. I was lucky.”


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