Higginbotham set to leave Stoke

Stoke City defender Danny Higginbotham is expected to be on the move. Higginbotham, 33, was on loan at Nottingham Forest last year after recovering from a knee injury.

Stoke City defender Danny Higginbotham is expected to be on the move.

Higginbotham, 33, was on loan at Nottingham Forest last year after recovering from a knee injury.

He said: “I don’t know what’s going to happen at the moment.

“It’s completely up to the manager and he’s made some very good decisions over the years, so whatever he decides I will accept.

“It was a stop-start season and it’s been a very frustrating last 18 months for me since the injury.

“Now I just want to have a good pre-season and get as fit as possible.

“I missed pre-season last time and I honestly don’t think you catch up.”

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