Date: 20th April 2017 at 11:39am
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Glen Johnson will spend at least one more season with Stoke after it was confirmed by the club a one year extension has been signed.

Johnson, signed when released by Liverpool in 2015, could have left Stoke on a free transfer at the end of the season but the former West Ham, Chelsea and Portsmouth right back will now stay until 2018.

The former England international, then again Johnson was called up by Gareth Southgate earlier in the season before injury forced him to withdraw, said it was a ‘no-brainer’ to sign this contract extension.

He told the Official Website: ‘It was a no-brainer for me when the club indicated they wanted me to sign a contract extension I’ve really enjoyed my time as a Stoke City player so far. People made me feel really welcome from the moment I walked through the door two years and it’s a good place to be.’

Adding: ‘I still feel as though I’ve got plenty to offer as a player and want to continue to help Stoke City move forward.’

Johnson, 32, would have expected to make more than the 50 appearances he has for Stoke in his two years so far but this hasn’t been with Mark Hughes overlooking the full back it’s been down to some niggling injuries.

However, Hughes said it would have been ‘foolish’ for Stoke to let Johnson leave on a free.

The boss added: ‘When you’ve got players of Glen’s ability and experience in the building you would be foolish to let them leave. He’s 32 and remains a key figure in my plans and needless to say, I’m delighted he has signed a contract extension.’

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