New Deal Pleases Bachmann

DANIEL BACHMANN says he had no hesitation in putting pen-to-paper on a new deal at the bet365 Stadium.

The highly-regarded Austrian goalkeeper inked a new initial 12-month agreement with the Club last week after his previous contract ended in the summer.

Speaking to Stoke City Player during the pre-season training camp in his homeland, the 22-year-old said: "I'm obviously delighted to have got it done and dusted.

"We have been talking for a little while over the summer and thankfully we were able to get everything agreed.

"There is nothing worse than going into pre-season not knowing where your future lies so I am just happy to have got it done before we returned.

"All I want to do now is to concentrate on working hard in pre-season, improving my game and hopefully impressing the management."

The stopper, who was on Austria's Euro 2016 stand-by list, admits it is nice to be back home for a second time this summer.

"I actually came home for 10 days or so during the break which was nice, and now I am back again with the group preparing for the new season.

"Austria is obviously where I am from and where I grew up but I don't actually know this area too well to be perfectly honest.

"But, still, it is the country that I am from and where I grew up so it is great to be out here seeing a place that I haven't really been to before."

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