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Stoke keeper Butland keen on loan

Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland is hoping he is sent out on loan this season.

The 20-year old England U21 international finds himself behind Asmir Begovic and Thomas Sorensen in Mark Hughes' Potters squad and is looking to spend some time away from the Britannia Stadium in order to gain some first team experience and put forward his case for the England World Cup squad.

"It [a loan move] will be sorted out in the next few weeks so there is no worry there," Butland told The Sunday Mirror.

"Without a doubt, to go to Rio (with the England team) is my target.

"I know the only chance of me getting there is to be playing week in, week out and putting in extremely good performances.

"I want to make sure I do that to give myself the best opportunity of going."

He added: "It is difficult being a keeper because only one of you can play and I have no shame in not playing because of Asmir.

"He is an incredible keeper, but I have improved since I joined Stoke and that is important to me."

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