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GREENACRE RELEASED BY STOKE
14th April 2005 19:26


http://www.stokecityfc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/News/LatestDetail/0,,10310~652607,00.html

Chris Greenacre has revealed he's set to leave the club in the summer - but has vowed to give is all for the club for the remainder of the season.

The striker's contract is due to expire in the summer and despite holding talks with the club he hasn't been offered a new contract.

Chris joined City in July 2002 on a free transfer from Mansfield Town, but a number of injuries have hampered his time at the Britannia Stadium.

"This is my last season with Stoke City, but every time I pull that shirt on I'll give 100% because that's what I've always done, " he says.

"Me and my agent have spoken to the club and I won't be offered a new contract and that's fine, that's how football works.

"There's reasons behind it but everyone's happy, I'm happy, the management staff are happy and me and the gaffer get on well and that's how it'll stay.

"I'm thankful to the fans because they've always got behind me and supported me and they've been great.

"I'm still contracted to the club and will still give my all.

"What the future holds for me I don't know but that's part of the game."

Chris made a surprise appearance in City's starting eleven against Derby County last weekend, barely a couple of days after returning to training following a spell in hospital with a virus.

He's now targeted another start with Plymouth Argyle next up for the Potters.

"Plymouth are a good side and will give us a good game on Saturday and hopefully I can play some part in it, " he adds.

"I still feel a bit tired but I was just happy to play at Derby last week.

""I didn't even realise that I would be involved but thankfully I was and go through the ninety minutes, which was a massive bonus and gave me a lift.

"I'm feeling a lot better than I did and now it's just a case of me getting myself back fully fit and taking it from there."

 

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