Stoke City are back in the hunt for a place in the English Championship playoffs after their five-match winless run came to an end during the league encounter with their hosts, Blackpool. Veteran striker Steven Fletcher was the hero for Stoke City as he scored the only goal of the game to give his team a 1-0 win over the newly promoted team.
Martin O’Neill and his Stoke City players came into the Blackpool game with a run of five games without a win in all competitions. Four of those five games were in the Championship. (more…)
Nick Powell has been named the Stoke City Player of the Month for September 2021 after the announcement made earlier on Wednesday. Ex-Crewe Alexandra man Powell was revealed as the recipient of the best player award on the back of the polls from the Stoke City supporters.
Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic has been named on the Championship Team of the Month for August 2021. The Serbian international wasone of the 11 players who made the Team of the Month in the English Championship as revealed by Whoscored.
Mitrovic has been in very good form in the English Championship this season. He has four goals plus two assists in four league matches this season. Fulham are the leading goalscorers in the English Championship this season with 13 goals and Mitrovic has been directly involved in six goals. (more…)
Stoke City are expected to step up their search for a new striker in the coming days according to the report from Stoke Sentinel. The Potters had been in the market for a new striker since this summer’s transfer window started. The club has not been successful with its strikers over the past years since Ricardo Fuller scored 15 goals in the league over a decade.
Burnley are on the verge of signing young defender Nathan Collins from English Championship giants Stoke City. According to the report from the Stoke Sentinel, the Clarets have agreed an initial fee of £12m for the Stoke City Academy graduate. The fee agreed between the two clubs will make Collins the most expensive graduate from the Stoke City Academy.
Stoke City are reportedly keeping an eye on Nottingham Forest striker Lyle Taylor according to the latest media reports.
Stoke City boss Michael O’Neill has suffered from severalinjuries to his players throughout the course of the current English Championship season. The injury problems have ultimately affected the Potters who are resigned to finishing in mid-table when they end their campaign against playoff spot recipients Bournemouth this weekend.
Stoke City midfielder John Obi Mikel has insisted that he is currently enjoying his stay and football at the club and despite reports suggesting that he could be sealing a move away from the Potters, he has quashed those reports and labeled them just rumors.
Swansea City defender Kyle Naughton has returned to boost his team ahead of the league match with Stoke City in the English Championship. The experienced defender is expected to be a part of the Swansea City squad for the game after he recovered well from a recent injury problem. His availability for the Stoke City game on Wednesday night was confirmed by Swansea City boss Steve Cooper during his pre-match press conference on Monday ahead of the game. Steve Cooper suffered a big dent on their Premier League promotion hopes when they were beaten at home by Bristol City and the Swansea City manager is keen to quickly move on from the defeat. Steve Cooper also gave an update on the injury status of two experienced players, Wayne Routledge and Ryan Bennett. Petite winger Wayne Routledge is recovering from injury but he’s not yet ready to return ahead of the Stoke City game according to his manager, while Ryan Bennett is recovering well from the calf injury that continues to keep him out of action.