Posted on July 26, 2012
Stoke city player Danny Higginbotham has said that he is not sure whether he will be at the Britannia stadium at the start of the new season. The 33-year-old has not been in the long-term plans of manager Tony Pulis in the last few months.
This has seen him spend the last five months on loan at Nottingham Forest. It is not yet whether Tony Pulis will want to retain him prior to the start of the season. As a result, Danny Higginbotham has said that he is not sure whether he will be playing for Stoke city come the start of the new season.
Given the fact that there is no decision made on his future right now, Danny Higginbotham has said that the best things you can do at the moment is to work hard in order to get fit for the start of the new season. This would at least provide him with an alternative if he decides to leave the club. The 33-year-old will find no shortage of offers if he decides to leave due to the fact that he has extensive experience of playing in the football league. The knee ligament injury suffered recently has made the task of returning to full fitness extremely important for the 33-year-old.
“I don’t know [about the future], it’s completely up to the manager. He’s made some very good decisions over the years. Whatever his plans are for myself I’ll accept it. I’m glad to be back. I had a stop-start season last year, which didn’t really get started until January last year. It’s been a very frustrating last year and a half for me since I had my injury. The most important thing for me is to have a good pre-season and get myself as fit as possible,” said Higginbotham.