Britannia Stadium

Next Game

Stoke v So'ton

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 19:45

Capital One Cup Fourth Round

St. Mary's Stadium

Last Game

So'ton 1 - 0 Stoke

Saturday, 25 October 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Kemp admits concern at Stoke

Assistant boss Dave Kemp has admitted to concerns over Stoke's "unbalanced" squad, ahead of a tough trip to Arsenal.

Last Updated: 02/02/13 at 19:12 Post Comment

Dave Kemp (L) fears the January transfer window has left Stoke's squad '

Dave Kemp (L) fears the January transfer window has left Stoke's squad '

The Potters recruited highly-rated teenage goalkeeper Jack Butland and US international winger Brek Shea during the January transfer window.

But experienced duo Matthew Upson and Rory Delap left for Brighton and Barnsley respectively, leaving Kemp with worries prior to Saturday's visit to the Emirates.

"We've brought in two excellent young players but they are both for the future," he said.

"To be honest, the squad is unbalanced. We've been aware of that since the summer.

"We tried to correct it in the last window and didn't manage it, and the plan was to get through to this window and address it and unfortunately we haven't.

"So there is a bit of concern there. We let two senior players go out on the preface we were bringing players in so, in some respects, you could argue we're a bit weaker than it might appear from the outside."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e doesn't need a caoch. He needs a bus. A bloody big one, that he can park across the goal line. And when he gets one, he can do us a favour and let us know where we can buy one from as well.

HarryBoulton
Rodgers: No defence coach

Y

ou are wrong Per, thats the right way the play. Its everyone elses' fault that it doesnt work.

delboy
Mertesacker urges style change

A

s it's panto season coming soon, let me be the first Oh yes you do

munchie
Rodgers: No defence coach

Footer 365

Sky Bet Championship: Leeds United fire head coach Darko Milanic

Leeds United have parted company with head coach Darko Milanic a matter of weeks after he took over at Elland Road.

Premier League: Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini bemoans West Ham defeat

Manuel Pellegrini refused to blame Manchester City's 2-1 defeat at West Ham on a Champions League hangover.

Premier League: West Ham earn battling 2-1 win over Manchester City at Upton Park

West Ham put a severe dent in Manchester City's title aspirations after earning a deserved 2-1 win at Upton Park.

Mail Box

'Goals Like That Can Make You Pregnant'

Those being sniffy about Erik Lamela's rabona are given short shrift in the afternoon mailbox, where criticism of Brendan Rodgers is smashed out of the park...

Does David De Gea Need Competition?

It would certainly be a good idea to give Victor Valdes a contract, while we have more mails on Brendan Rodgers, Arsene Wenger, the rabona and mailbox gripes...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property