Fuller set for a New Stoke Deal

  • Last Updated: March 30 2012, 10:09 BST

Stoke are set to offer striker Ricardo Fuller a new deal, with his current contract due to end this summer.

Ricardo Fuller: Set to be offered a new deal

The 32-year-old was sent off in his only Premier League start this season, as the Potters lost to Chelsea on 10th March and he has not featured since.

His suspension has now come to an end meaning he is available to play against Wigan on Saturday.

And with Stoke aiming for a top half finish, Fuller may play a significant part in their final eight games of the season.

But Pulis is keen to retain the striker's services beyond the summer and admits the ball is in the player's court.

He said: "It will be determined really by Ricardo as much as anything else.

"Ricardo and his agent have to decide what they want to do, but Ric doesn't have anything to prove to anybody at this club.

"He's a top player and a fantastic lad. He can be a little bit of the wall at times but that's Ricardo."

Fuller has scored just once this season, as Stoke lost 3-1 to Besiktas in the Europa League in December and scored just four times last season.

His most prolific campaign for Stoke was in the 2007/08 season as he scored 15 goals in the Championship.

The dismissal against Chelsea was his first sending off for three and a half years after he stamped on Branislav Ivanovic.

But Pulis has forgiven him for the error at Stamford Bridge.

He added: "He apologised straight away to everyone.

"He knew what he did was wrong and his reaction was poor. But it's water under the bridge now."