Stoke City goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen signs two-and-a-half year contract extension

The Danish stopper has played second fiddle to Asmir Begovic of late, but has recently returned to the starting XI, helping his side to Saturday's 2-1 victory over Wolves

Stoke City goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen has announced that he has put pen to paper on a contract extension that will keep him at the club for a further two-and-a-half years.

The Danish stopper tweeted: “Just signed a new contract this morning. Proud to be a Potter for another two and a half years.”

The 35-year-old was Tony Pulis’ first choice-keeper during their successful first season back in the Premier League, but soon found himself constrained to the substitute's bench following Asmir Begovic's emergence into the first team.

Sorensen did play in last season's FA Cup final defeat, having featured throughout the competition. However, more recently the former Sunderland man has reclaimed the number one jersey after a dip in form from Begovic.