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Posted on April 24, 2012  in Stoke

Stoke City defender Danny Higginbotham has said that he is uncertain about the future with the Premier league club after returning at the end of his loan spell with Nottingham Forest.

Danny Higginbotham was one of the first-team regulars at Stoke City only a few seasons ago, but he has fallen down out of favour in recent seasons.

As a result, Stoke City decided to loan him out until the end of the season in order to provide him with regular football. The defender joined the Championship team Nottingham Forest in the January transfer window and made six appearances for the club.

Now, the Championship season has almost reached its finale, which has led to the loan spell of Danny Higginbotham expiring. After returning to the club, the defender said that he is extremely unsure about his future with the club given that he has only one year left on his current contract.

The 33-year-old has missed a lot of action for Stoke City in the last few seasons mainly due to injury. He was even not involved in the squad that took on Manchester City in the FA Cup final last season. He would be 34 by the time his contract comes to an end, which has prompted questions regarding his future.

“I’ve got a year left here and you just don’t know what will happen. You want to be playing, but ultimately that’s something that will be decided for me. I’d love to stay but if you’re not playing it can be frustrating.”

Not playing has also cost Danny any hopes he had of a place in the European Championshps, with the latest euro 2012 odds giving him almost no chance of making it into the final squad.

“Your career is soon over and you want to play in as many games as you can while you can. In the short term I’ll train with the rest of the lads this season to keep my fitness up,” Higginbotham told The Sentinel.