Stoke City: Carlo Nash ponders Britannia exit as Thomas Sorensen and Asmir Begovic remain favourites
GOALKEEPER Carlo Nash says he could reluctantly leave Stoke City in search of first-team football.
The 38-year-old is out of contract, but has been offered a new deal by the Potters.
However, he has told The Sentinel he will leave Stoke if he can get regular football at the right club.
Nash has no complaints about being kept out of the Stoke side by Thomas Sorensen and Asmir Begovic.
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However, the prospect of being third-choice keeper again next season has left him considering his options.
He said: "I am undecided because ideally I want to play football.
"It has been frustrating being third choice. I would have thought I'd have had a look in through injury, but that's not been the case.
"I'm still keeping myself fit and I do believe I can do a job. I want to play for as long as I can, so if I get the opportunity to play I want to grab it with both hands."
Nash earned a place in Stoke's history by playing in the goalless draw with Leicester City which secured Stoke's return to the top flight of English football after a 23-year gap. He played in the final 10 games of that 2007/08 promotion season after replacing Steve Simonsen.
Nash had joined Stoke on loan from Wigan, then signed for Everton before rejoining City in the summer of 2010.
However, he has been behind Begovic and Sorensen in the pecking order, and has only made one first-team appearance in his second spell – a 2-1 Carling Cup win over Shrewsbury at the Britannia Stadium in August 2010.
Nash says he would be sorry to leave Stoke. He added: "Stoke City is a great club and I've had some brilliant times here.
"The staff are fantastic and so are the fans."
Nash and former England defender Jonathan Woodgate are the only players who have yet to sign new contracts offered by Stoke.