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18 October 2012

Defender interested in staying at Portman Road beyond his initial loan and hasn't ruled out the possibility of a permanent switch

Danny Higginbotham has revealed to the Club website that he would be open to remaining at Portman Road beyond his initial one month loan spell.

The Stoke City defender will see his loan with Town come to an end after Tuesday night’s clash with Derby, but Danny has admitted he would be interested in discussing the possibility of a longer stay with Blues.

“I’d definitely consider staying longer as I've really enjoyed my month here,” the former Manchester United trainee told the Club website.

“As a footballer you want to be playing football, not just sat on a bench picking up your money, and I've done that here. You’re a long time retired so I want to be playing as much football as I possibly can do.

“Obviously the results haven’t gone the way we would have wanted but it’s still been an enjoyable month and I’d certainly be open to the option of staying longer if it became available.”

The defender believes his time with parent club Stoke is nearing an end after not being named in their 25-man squad and confirmed that he would consider a permanent switch to Town.

“I’d consider a permanent move, of course, but that’s up to the powers that be to sort out first,” added Danny.

“We’re not at that stage so it’s not really a decision for me to make at the moment. I’ll just continue to enjoy my football and see how things develop.

“If the manager felt that was an option he may look at, then it’s definitely something I would be open to doing.”  

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