Delap keen on Stoke stay
By Andrew Scurr
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Rory Delap sees his long-term future at Stoke after joining the club on loan.
Stoke City new-boy Rory Delap sees his long-term future at The Britannia Stadium after joining the club on loan.
The 30-year-old departed Sunderland in favour of a three-month spell with The Potters earlier this week and should make his debut against Leeds on Saturday.
Despite having yet to feature for Tony Pulis' men, Delap has already spoken of his desire to make the move permanent.
The former Southampton midfielder has revealed he is not in Roy Keane's plans at Sunderland and is hoping to move on to pastures new at Stoke.
"I'm here now, hopefully for good - there are a few things to sort out to enable that to happen but that was one of the things I wanted when I came here," Delap told the club's official website.
"I've been playing at right back a lot and although I can play there, I don't enjoy it, but the gaffer said he wants me to play in midfield and I feel I can do well there.
"When Roy Keane arrived at Sunderland I played the first game but was then dropped out of the squad and although I didn't really read too much into it, he said later I wasn't really part of his plans."