Tuesday 16 January 2018

Lawrence to leave stoke

LIAM LAWRENCE has delivered an unsubtle come-and-get-me plea to Mick McCarthy after confirming his intention to leave Stoke this summer, WRITES DANIEL McDONNELL.

The winger believes he needs to move for the sake of regular football, particularly with a view to maintaining his place in Giovanni Trapattoni's plans.

Wolves have been linked with a move for the 28-year-old, and Lawrence admits he would like to work under McCarthy again.

"He gave me my chance when he signed me from Mansfield for Sunderland," he said. "He's a great manager and he's done an amazing job this year keeping them up.

"I've spoken to the manager (Tony Pulis) and told him that I think it's best if I move on.

"If I'm not playing regularly the manager here (Trapattoni), he's not daft, he's going to know that I'm going to be rusty and he's not going to take a chance on me."

Meanwhile, midfielder Keith Fahey has confirmed he is on the verge of signing a new three-year contract at Birmingham.

Irish Independent

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