West Ham striker Cole doesn't regret turning down Stoke

West Ham United striker Carlton Cole has no regrets turning down Stoke City.

West Ham United striker Carlton Cole has no regrets turning down Stoke City.

Cole was set to join Stoke, but despite the clubs agreeing a £6million fee, the player decided to stay put with promotion hopefuls West Ham.

Cole, who has hit 14 goals this term, said: “It would mean the world to me to take West Ham back to the Premier League.

“That is the task I had at the start of the season, I could have left but there was no point because I’m so happy. I wanted to make an impact and help the team get to where we belong.

“It would mean a lot to reach Wembley. They say that the best way to go up is to win the play-off final. Hopefully we’ll do that.”

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