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Nash delighted with cleansheet on Stoke debut

Carlo Nash was delighted to make his Stoke City debut in their Carling Cup win over Shrewsbury.

The former Everton and Preston goalkeeper was a late inclusion in Tony Pulis' starting line-up following the withdrawal of Asmir Begovic and he impressed as City overcame Shrewsbury Town in the Carling Cup second round tie.

"I was really looking forward to the game, and it was just absolutely brilliant to be back," Nash told Stoke City Player. "I've got fond memories of this place; everyone knows what happened last time I was here, and now I want to build on that.

"The gaffer just called me over at training in the morning and told me that I was playing and obviously I was absolutely delighted. I've had a smile on my face ever since, as you can probably see, and I'm sure it will be here for some time to come."

The 'keeper added: "Goalkeepers want to play games and it does get a little frustrating when you are sitting there not playing, so to get the chance to come in and play a game was brilliant. Hopefully, I will get a few more chances.

"I knew what the situation was when I came here that I was down the pecking order, but that still doesn't make it any easier sitting on the sidelines.

"Like I said, when you aren't in the 18 it is hard, but you just have to keep working hard and make sure you are there to support all of the other lads."

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