Sorensen eyes starting role

Goalkeeper eyes two home wins

Thomas Sorensen: Wants to get the momentum going at Stoke

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Stoke goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen insists he expects to start against Swansea when the two sides meet at the Britannia on Sunday.

With manager Tony Pulis usually selecting Asmir Begovic for domestic cup and European games, the Dane was a surprise inclusion for Thursday's game in Valencia.

But Sorensen does not expect the Bosnia international to reclaim the number one jersey ahead of him for the clash against Brendan Rodgers' side.

He said: "I want to be playing on Sunday. I will be very disappointed if I don't. I don't think I could have done anything more (against Valencia) and that's all you can do when you get the chances."

Despite the uncertainty, he was pleased to be picked for the game in Spain, saying: "These are the sort of games you want to be playing in, so I was delighted."

The Potters are looking to arrest a run of four straight league defeats that has seen them drop to 13th in the table.

Sorensen has set his sights on two victories from back-to-back home games against Swansea and Norwich to steady the ship.

"We need a win," he said. "We have two home games against two of the promoted sides who have done really well, but we need to get some momentum going and, on paper, we need six points just to calm things down and get the confidence back up. Then I am sure we can go from there."