Britannia Stadium

Next Game

Stoke v Leicester

Saturday, 13 September 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Etihad Stadium

Last Game

Man City 0 - 1 Stoke

Saturday, 30 August 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Pulis delighted with Wilson

Stoke boss Tony Pulis is delighted to have Marc Wilson at his disposal after admitting his versatility gives the club plenty of options.

Last Updated: 29/03/13 at 19:38 Post Comment

Marc Wilson: Versatility delights Tony Pulis

Marc Wilson: Versatility delights Tony Pulis

The Irish defender has been playing centre-half in recent weeks covering for the suspended Robert Huth.

At Everton this weekend, Wilson is set to return to full-back and Pulis is delighted to have him on hand to switch roles.

"Marc played very well at centre-half, a position we hadn't played him in before," he said.

"He's a good player with tremendous ability. He's very, very versatile, and if you could have three or four of them in your group you'd be as pleased as punch.

"It's very difficult to find players comfortable in many positions like him."

Wilson returned fit from international duty in midweek and Pulis admits he was holding his breath.

"I must admit I was glued to the television, worrying that everybody would get back fit," he said.

"On Tuesday I watched the Irish game, even though I was desperate to watch the Wales game, because we had three players in it.

"Thank goodness they all seem to have come back fit, but we'll still have to take a close look at them before deciding on the team for Everton.

"If you had said six years ago we'd be losing six or seven players to international football you'd have locked me up and thrown me away."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

E

ven if United were to sign CR7 & Messi to play upfront, the fact remains Fletcher and Cleverly are playing in midfield. That's where the problem is. Fletcher is too slow with an awful pass, while Cleverly is simply rubbish

mrunited4life
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

T

hese days, these days, you can't say something racist without somebody saying that you're a racist.

tk421
'Wrong' Views Not Silenced By Shouting...

D

rop Rooney (he's so disappointing, overrated and overpaid), and play Di Maria and RVP upfront, much like the set up at the Netherlands team with Roben and RVP...

eric bush3
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

Footer 365

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli missing from Italy squad

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has been left out of new Italy coach Antonio Conte's first squad.

Scottish Premiership: Dundee v Celtic team news

Team news for Sunday's Scottish Premiership cash between Dundee and Celtic at Dens Park (12:30 KO).

Premier League: Mark Hughes wants Stoke to push on after win at Manchester City

Mark Hughes has urged Stoke to push on in the Premier League after they stunned Manchester City 1-0 at the Etihad.

Mail Box

Finding It Harder To Defend United

We have some Sunday thoughts on Manchester United's latest league point, plus farewells offered to Daniel Agger (fond) and Fernando Torres (less so)...

Surely A Spurs Fan Should Remember...

...what happened to the fourth Champions League place the last time an English team won the thing. Plus, who would want to pay £60 to watch the current England team?

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