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Sam Vokes gives an update on Joe Allen’s injury

Posted on June 2, 2020  in Stoke

Stoke City striker Sam Vokes has said that he has been in regular contact with Joe Allen since he suffered his Achilles injury in March. The Welsh midfielder has been a key member of the Potters squad but he won’t take any part for the rest of the season after sustaining the horrendous injury in the 5-1 win over Hull City.


Speaking to Sky Sports, Vokes said that he has been speaking regularly with his compatriot. He added that Allen was expected to miss out on the European Championship this summer but the postponement of the competition has done good for him, he told: “I speak to Joe regularly, I think he’s doing very well.
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Jonathan Walters praises Stoke City for coronavirus action

Posted on April 12, 2020  in Stoke

Jonathan Walters, who is the former Irish footballer, in a recent interview, complimented Stoke City on their precautionary measures in the time of Covid-19 pandemic. He may be retired, but still, he retains the connections with the football world and its fans.


He criticized British Health secretary Matt Hancock for commenting on how professional footballers of European leagues can contribute to the nation in order to control the economic downfall faced due to the outbreak of coronavirus.
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Jurgen Klopp provides worrying injury update on Xherdan Shaqiri

Posted on February 29, 2020  in Stoke

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Xherdan Shaqiri has yet to overcome his persistent calf issues and he is unlikely to make a comeback in the near future. The Switzerland international has not featured for the club since January 11 and Klopp is unsure over a possible return date for the attacker.


In a report covered by the club’s official website, Klopp said that Shaqiri is nowhere close to training with the first-team squad and he cannot put any timeframe for him to return to first-team action, he told: “Not close to team training yet. We never did, but this time for sure we cannot, put any time pressure on it because it is obviously a difficult one. It was never a big one but always big enough to keep him out for another two or three weeks. So, we just wait. He is not close to team training.”
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Lacazette tips young Arsenal midfielder to become one of the best

Posted on December 22, 2019  in Stoke

Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette has backed young midfielder Matteo Guendouzi to become one of the best in the world. The 20-year-old is presently in his second campaign with the Gunners and he has already become a constant figure at the heart of the midfielder alongside captain Granit Xhaka.


Speaking on the club’s official website, Lacazette compared Guendouzi with the top midfielders in the world by stating the Frenchman’s desire to make things happen with the ball. He added that his compatriot wants to be one of the best midfielders and he is going through the right path after making a positive beginning to the campaign.

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Hogan believes Stoke City can beat anyone after ending losing streak

Posted on November 18, 2019  in Stoke

Stoke City forward Scott Hogan believes the Potters have the ability to beat any team on their day despite making a poor start to the current campaign. The Staffordshire outfit are currently rock-bottom of the Championship after 11 games and they have gone into the international break with a boost after registering a late triumph over Swansea City on the road.


Speaking to the club’s official website, Hogan said that the break has come at the perfect time for the Potters and this will ensure that they won’t get carried away by the Swansea result. He added that the team are expected to perform much better than the recent run of results and the squad is capable of beating any side in the Championship.
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Nathan Jones grateful for support from the Stoke City board amid crisis

Posted on October 19, 2019  in Stoke

Stoke City manager Nathan Jones has said that he is grateful that the board have backed him during a difficult period for the side. The 46-year-old joined the Potters as their new head coach from Luton in January this year but he has since guided the team to just three wins from 27 games in the Championship.

At present, the Staffordshire outfit are right at the bottom with just one point from the opening seven matches of the 2019/2020 season but the hierarchy are yet to yield the axe on the ex-Luton boss. Speaking in a press conference, Jones appreciated the support from the club’s owners but admitted that he can’t rely on the same, should the club’s poor run of form continue.
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Nathan Jones hopeful of keeping Ndiaye with Stoke City this season

Posted on October 7, 2019  in Stoke

Stoke City manager Nathan Jones remains hopeful of keeping Badou Ndiaye within the club’s ranks for the ongoing season. The midfielder spent the previous campaign on loan with Turkish champions Galatasaray and the Istanbul outfit are understood to have the option to buy him during this summer’s transfer window.

Speaking to reporters, Jones acknowledged that there have been no concrete offers for the Senegalese at the moment and he is hopeful that the European transfer window closes with the midfielder still in the club’s ranks, he said: “We will see,” said Jones. We’ve had no offers for him. We’ve had inquiries, but no offers. And of course I am happy with that. He’s a fantastic player and I’d like him to stay. I’d like to keep him.” (more…)

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Nathan Jones unpleased after Stoke City’s losing start to the season

Posted on September 26, 2019  in Stoke

Stoke City boss Nathan Jones has spoken about his disappointment after the Potters suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Queens Park Rangers in the Championship opener. The Staffordshire outfit suffered the worst possible start after the poor positioning of goalkeeper Jack Butland allowed an easy tap-in for Jordan Hugill.

At the start of the second period, Eberechi Eze doubled the scores for the visitors and this eventually left the Potters with a mountain to climb as they only managed a consolation through Sam Clucas. Speaking after the game, Jones said that his team were probably the better side at the beginning but the error from Butland handed the impetus to the Rangers.
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Nathan Jones hopeful of keeping Ndiaye with Stoke City this season

Posted on September 18, 2019  in Stoke

Stoke City manager Nathan Jones remains hopeful of keeping Badou Ndiaye within the club’s ranks for the ongoing season. The midfielder spent the previous campaign on loan with Turkish champions Galatasaray and the Istanbul outfit are understood to have the option to buy him during this summer’s transfer window.

Speaking to reporters, Jones acknowledged that there have been no concrete offers for the Senegalese at the moment and he is hopeful that the European transfer window closes with the midfielder still in the club’s ranks, he said: “We will see,” said Jones. We’ve had no offers for him. We’ve had inquiries, but no offers. And of course I am happy with that. He’s a fantastic player and I’d like him to stay. I’d like to keep him.”
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Nathan Jones wants more goals from midfielders next season

Posted on August 16, 2019  in Stoke

Stoke City manager Nathan Jones has said that he wants more goals from midfielders next season following the club’s dismal tally of 45 goals from 46 appearances. The Potters had the third-best statistic in terms of clean sheets during the previous campaign but the lack of cutting edge in the final third cost them in the pursuit of Premier League promotion.

Speaking to reporters, Jones said that he wants more contributions from the centre of the park after struggling to do so during the backend of the previous season, he told: “We want our midfield players to score. We want to score more than we did last season. Our defensive record was magnificent last season and if we can have that defensive record, then add goals from all different areas, then we will be a much better and more fluent side. I would have liked more goals, but we’ve got four more games to sharpen them up. We want our midfield players to score and we want to be better from set plays. So all over we want to improve.”
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