Stoke City striker Vincent Pericard is weighing up his future.

Pericard is out of contract at the end of his third season at the Britannia next summer and acknowledges the January transfer window could decide his long-term destiny.

He told The Sentinel: "When January comes, I will have to have a talk with the manager because I would like my situation to be resolved.

"It is extremely frustrating being out of the team because you just want to play. I just have to take my chance when it comes and enjoy it.

"I will have to make a decision whether to leave, go on loan, or stay. I think everybody knows I would prefer to stay because I have already said that."