Goodison Park

Next Game

Everton v Stoke

Friday, 26 December 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Britannia Stadium

Last Game

Stoke 0 - 2 Chelsea

Monday, 22 December 2014, 20:00

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

I

really enjoyed this. Thanks F365 for another year of work avoidance - happy Christmas.

megabrow (cufc)
Our Person Of The Year: Alan Pardew

I

m no Sam Fan and this article sums him up beautifully. I always like to imagine that when he watches anything on TV and hears clapping, he stands up and aknowledges the applause, thinking its for him!

cozens
Football Managers On TV: Sam Allardyce

N

ah, Fergie is just having another pop at Rooney. He just wants to put him down whenever he gets a chance. Rooney is by far the best English player. Carrick is not far behind, mind. However, by elevating Carrick like that, Sir is having a dig at Wayne. Fergie is well-known for mind games like that. Good to see he's still feisty.

timbo
Van Gaal will thrive - Ferguson

Footer 365

Premier League: QPR look for result against Arsenal, Rio Ferdinand in selection contention

QPR boss Harry Redknapp says Rio Ferdinand could be back in the team as the squad is rotated through the festive period.

Premier League: Nemanja Matic says Chelsea can win quadruple

Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic insists the Blues can win the quadruple this season.

Premier League: Ronald Koeman facing selection crisis ahead of Southampton's match against Everton

Harrison Reed's impressive display against Everton has given Ronald Koeman a selection dilemma.

Mail Box

Van Gaal's Half-Term Report Card...

One Man United fan isn't happy with the rate the team is progressing under Louis van Gaal, while the mailbox also wishes Liverpool fans a Merry Mid-Table Christmas...

Hang On, Rafa's Success Is No Fluke...

The afternoon mailbox kicks the morning mailbox's arse after claims that Rafa Benitez has fluked his success. Plus, big talk about Liverpool's progress and lots more...

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