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Following on from our discussion on Fredrik Stoor after the Arsenal game, Nick has pointed me towards this interview with our full-back.

The Swedish right-back has found first team football hard to come by since he signed from Rosenborg in the summer, largely due to the impressive form of another close-season arrival John Pantsil. Stoor has made his just appearances in the Premier League, both as a substitute, and his outings in the Cup competitions haven’t been all that convincing.

He has lost his place in the Swedish national team and admits to having considered going elsewhere to get regular football.

I have to keep my eyes open for other solutions. I need more games in order to grow, but at the same time I don’t want to give up and state that I can’t make it here. Because I believe I can.

I haven’t thought about it that much. I haven’t spoken to the club about it but, since I am not playing, I’ll keep my eyes open for offers.

He does understand the reasons for his lack of opportunities, though.

Given that the team have been playing so well, and the players in my position have been great, I need to be patient. I feel I have more to give, but the Premier League is not the place to be developing players. Of course the manager will try and teach players new things, but there is pressure to produce all the time.