Stoke City

ESPN FC - Stoke City News 30 Jul 13:39

Stoke City hand Andy Wilkinson short-term deal after head injury

Stoke City finished ninth in the Premier League last season, but can they improve on that with new signings of Marco van Ginkel on loan from Chelsea and Glenn Johnson from Liverpool. Stoke defender Andy Wilkinson has signed a short-term deal with the club to enable him to recover from a serious head injury. Wilkinson has not featured for the Potters since sustaining a bang on the head in the FA Cup defeat at Blackburn in February. A brief club statement on the club's official website read: "Stoke City can confirm that Andy Wilkinson has been given a contract until December 31, 2015 to enable him to regain full fitness with the support of the club's medical staff after sustaining...

TEAMtalk | Stoke City 30 Jul 11:23

Wilkinson pens short-term Stoke deal

Stoke defender Andy Wilkinson has signed a short-term deal with the club to enable him to recover from a serious head injury.

ESPN FC - Stoke City News 29 Jul 18:18

Peter Odemwingie says he's 'a few months away' from being fully fit

Nigeria international Peter Odemwingie's contract runs out at the end of the 2015-16 season. Stoke striker Peter Odemwingie admits he is still a few months away from peak fitness following his knee injury. Odemwingie made a late return to action last season after eight months out, while in July he was handed a contract extension by the Potters until the end of the 2015-16 campaign. BEST OF ESPN FC - Mitten: LVG content, but has work to do | Cox: Mou's feuds - Mourinho EXCLUSIVE: Chelsea a team for a decade | Prem - Tomas: Messi, Neymar and Suarez will strengthen Barca - McAleer: Rooney can score |Laurens: Di Maria and PSG - Jones: Gerrard in L.A. | Parker: All-Star format needs tweak? - Prem previews: Darke club-by-club | Season in a sentence - Marcotti: Platini must campaign as an agent of change - LIVE: Transfer Talk | Done deals | ESPN FC TV | Fantasy The Nigeria international, 34, will have the option of a further 12 months next summer, and for now is keen to repay the faith of manager Mark Hughes. As Stoke prepare for the season opener against Liverpool,...

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Stoke City | BBC 29 Jul 16:21

Buying a 'messy business' - Coates

Stoke City chairman Peter Coates says that trying to make new signings can be a "messy business".

TEAMtalk | Stoke City 29 Jul 11:45

Stoke may turn to Barca man after Yarmo

Stoke look likely to move for Barcelona's Adama Traore after Dynamo Kiev president Igor Surkis ruled out selling them Andriy Yarmolenko.

ESPN FC - Stoke City News 29 Jul 08:48

Stoke continue to impress as Hughes plots move to next level

While Stoke will miss the talents of Asmir Begovic between the sticks, Shay Given is a more than adequate replacement. Stoke have a new style under Mark Hughes and continue to push higher up the table each season in the Premier League. Here's a look at what to expect from Hughes' men as we approach the new campaign ... Preview Fans will be hoping the return of talisman Bojan Krkic, along with other high-profile arrivals, will offset the losses of Asmir Begovic and Steven N'Zonzi and fire the Potters to yet another record-breaking finish under Hughes. Biggest concern There has been much to celebrate since last season,...

ESPN FC - Stoke City News 29 Jul 03:46

Burley: Solid season ahead for Stoke City

Stoke City finished ninth in the Premier League last season, but can they improve on that with new signings of Marco van Ginkel on loan from Chelsea and Glenn Johnson from Liverpool.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Stoke City | BBC 28 Jul 22:00

County sign Bachmann and Irvine

Ross County sign keeper Daniel Bachmann on loan from Stoke City and agree a fee with Celtic for Jackson Irvine.

ESPN FC - Stoke City News 27 Jul 20:50

Afellay arrival provides Stoke City with left-sided depth

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes said he was encouraged by his sides performance in their 2-0 win over Singapore XI in the third-place playoff of the Barclays Asia Trophy. With Stoke City manager and players arriving in France for a week long training camp in advance of the Colonia Cup in Germany, there was another kind of arrival on Monday in the shape of former PSV Eindhoven starlet and free agent Ibrahim Afellay, who joins the club on a two-year contract. It should come as little surprise that his most recent employer was Barcelona and in swapping the Nou Camp for the Britannia Afellay becomes the fourth player to make a switch to the Potteries from the Catalan...

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Stoke City | BBC 27 Jul 19:20

Stoke sign ex-Barca winger Afellay

Netherlands winger Ibrahim Afellay becomes the fourth ex-Barcelona player at Stoke City after signing for the Potters.

TEAMtalk | Stoke City 27 Jul 19:09

Ex-Barca star Afellay joins Stoke

Stoke have beaten off competition from a number of clubs to secure the signing of former Barcelona winger Ibrahim Afellay.

TEAMtalk | Stoke City 27 Jul 11:00

Ibrahim Afellay having medical with Stoke after leaving Barcelona

Stoke are on the verge of signing former Barcelona winger Ibrahim Afellay, with the Netherlands international undergoing a medical at the club.

TEAMtalk | Stoke City 26 Jul 10:33

Bojan may still miss season start - Hughes

Stoke boss Mark Hughes admits it's "touch and go" whether Bojan will be fit for the start of the new season despite returning on Saturday.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Stoke City | BBC 24 Jul 18:32

Stoke 'desperate' to get Bojan back

Stoke City assistant manager Mark Bowen says getting Bojan Krkic back ahead of schedule is a massive pre-season boost.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Stoke City | BBC 20 Jul 13:57

Hughes wants one more 'top' signing

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes wants to make one more "top-quality" signing before the start of the season.

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