Carew open to Potters stay

The 31-year-old striker is currently working on a deal with the

Potters which will run until the end of the season. There has been

uncertainty as to what will happen when that agreement expires,

with some reports claiming Stoke landed the Norwegian after his

contract was cancelled at Villa. That is not the case, though, with

Carew having merely been loaned to the Potters for the remainder of

the campaign. The experienced frontman claims even he is uncertain

where he stands, with his future having been put on hold for now.

But his full focus is on helping Stoke end the season on a high,

with an FA Cup final appearance against Manchester City giving them

something to look forward to. “It feels very good to be playing in

an FA Cup final, it is something you hear about growing up as a

kid,” said Carew. “I had a chance last year when I got to the

semi-final with Villa and now I am in the final with Stoke so it is

fantastic. “I am really happy in Stoke, but all the talk about my

future will have to wait until after the season. But I am really

happy here.”