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Stoke City defender Marc Wilson reveals contract length

Marc Wilson removes doubt over his Stoke City future by revealing that he has three years left on his current contract with the Potters.

Marc Wilson has quashed any talk of his departure from Stoke City by revealing that he signed a five-and-a-half-year contract with the club.

The Stoke Sentinel reports that it was widely assumed the Ireland defender was into the last 12 months of his current deal, causing speculation arose over the defender's long-term future.

However, the player has revealed that he signed what amounts to the longest contract ever penned by a Potters player, while also stating that he has spoken to manager Mark Hughes regarding his future.

"I've got three years left on my contract. I signed a five-and-a-half year contract two-and-a-half years ago, but it never came out," Wilson told the paper.

"I've seen some people say I've got one year left, but that's not true, it's a bit embarrassing. I've got this one and two more left, but of course you never know what happens in football.

"I spoke to the manager, we sat down and had a conversation and he's a fair guy. He sticks with the guys who are doing well for the team and I think there's good competition. It makes everyone work hard to get into the team. I wanted to see where my future lies and he said he wants me to keep working hard, do well in training and get back in the team. There's always a chance to get in, he's good like that."

Wilson, part of the Ireland squad for their upcoming international fixtures, came on as a second-half substitute in Stoke's weekend loss to West Bromwich Albion.

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· The men's golf reaches its conclusion, with plenty of players still in medal contention. Home favourite Hideki Matsuyama is one shot off Xander Schauffele's lead, while Great Britain's Paul Casey is another shot further back and Tommy Fleetwood is also in the mix (11.30pm-8am)

· Great Britain have already made history in the BMX events in Tokyo, something Charlotte Worthington and Declan Brooks will be looking to add to in the women's (2.10am) and men's (3.10am) freestyle finals

· The final day of swimming action begins with the men's 50m freestyle final. Ben Proud could add to a medal-laden Games in the pool for Team GB so far, although he is up against USA's Caeleb Dressel, who is going for his fourth gold in Tokyo (2.30am)
· From sprint to endurance, Great Britain's second medal hope of the day comes through Daniel Jervis in the men's 1500m freestyle final (2.44am)
· Team GB will again be among the heavy favourites for gold in the last swimming event of the Games - the men's 4x100m medley relay final - having won the mixed event in a world record time on Saturday (3.36am)

· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Pat McCormack takes part in the men's welterweight semi-final against Ireland's Aidan Walsh with a spot in the gold medal final at stake (4.03am)
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· Alison Young will be going for gold in the women's laser radial medal race (7.33am)

· Team GB's Max Whitlock will look to defend his 2016 Olympic title in the men's pommel horse final (10.41am)

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