Jon Walters admits his future remains unclear but insists he will give his all for Stoke while he remains at the Britannia Stadium.
The forward, who turned 32 on Sunday, saw a transfer away from Stoke collapse just before the summer deadline and is now less than a year from the end of his deal with the Potters.
Walters, though, found the target during Saturday’s 2-2 draw at home to Leicester and is adamant any doubts over his Stoke future will not affect his commitment.
“It’s one of those things, I’m still here and I’m happy to get on the scoresheet,” he said.
“I’m always going to be proud to pull on a Stoke shirt. This is my sixth year and we’ve been through a lot. We’ve got better year on year as a team.
“This is a big test for us this season after the start we’ve had, but I will never shirk away from a challenge and this is another challenge.
“What’s meant to be is meant to be. I’m still here and I’m not going to be one of those who don’t want to play. We’ll see what happens in the next year.”