Wilkinson pens new Potters deal

BY foxsports • April 21, 2011

Stoke right-back Andy Wilkinson has "capped an amazing few days" by signing a new contract to keep him at the Britannia Stadium until 2014.

Wilkinson was a part of the the stunning 5-0 FA Cup semi-final win over Bolton on Sunday that earned the club their first ever final appearance.

The 26-year-old, a lifelong Potters fan from nearby Stone, is the club's longest-serving player having made his first-team debut in 2003-04.

"This has capped an amazing few days for me," Wilkinson told the club's official website.

"Being a local lad, it's always been a dream of mine to play for this club, never mind having the chance now to play in an FA Cup final following our win at the weekend.

"It's been remarkable to see the progress this club has made in my time here and I am excited about what the future holds in store for us."

Tony Pulis said Wilkinson's deal was another example of the club looking after the players that got them to where they are today.

"This could go down as one of the most successful seasons in the club's long history and at a time like this it is important that we look after those players who have helped get us where we are today," Pulis said.

"Andy is certainly one such player deserving of that recognition and I am sure that he has an equally vital role to play in our future."

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