Striker Mamady Sidibe signs new contract at Stoke City
Stoke City have announced that striker Mamady Sidibe has signed a new contract that ties him to the Potters until the summer of 2012.
Sidibe, 30, was out of contract at the end of the season but will now remain with the club he joined on a free transfer from Gillingham in 2005.
The striker played a prominent role in the club's promotion to the Premier League in 2008 and has scored four goals in 32 games in the top flight.
"I am very happy here and so I didn't have to think twice about it when I was asked about a new contract," Sidibe told the club's official website. "The best of my football has been here and the dreams I have achieved have been with Stoke.
"People see me as a big, strong physical player but even if I am playing well I want to score more goals. Even though I'm not scoring goals, the supporters have been fantastic, they keep me alive and I always want to do my best for them."
Manager Tony Pulis added: "Everyone knows what I think of Mama. He has been a key part of this football club's modern day success and he is a fantastic guy to have around the place.
"He doesn't score the amount of goals we would all like him to but he is vitally important to how we play. He never gives anything less than 110% and if you ask the rest of the lads about him they all love having him in the team."