Lawrence signs new Stoke deal

Liam Lawrence has signed a new four-year contract with Stoke City.

Liam Lawrence has signed a new four-year contract with Stoke City.

"I'm over the moon to have signed the deal," he said. "I always knew it would get done, there was never any question of that, and now I can concentrate on performing on the pitch.

"The club has changed so much from when I first came here, it's a different world.

"Now to know that I will be spending the best years of my career here is fantastic."

Chief executive Tony Scholes said the player had been rewarded for his and Stoke's success over recent seasons.

"We're delighted that Liam has agreed the new deal," he told stokecityfc.com.

"Liam has been an important part of what's been achieved at the club over the last three years and he fully deserves this new deal."