Etihad Stadium

Next Game

Man City v Stoke

Saturday, 30 August 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Britannia Stadium

Last Game

Stoke 3 - 0 Portsmouth

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 19:45

Capital One Cup Second Round

Pulis has faith in Stoke duo

Stoke manager Tony Pulis is confident winger Brek Shea and goalkeeper Jack Butland will make positive impressions at the club next season.

Last Updated: 06/05/13 at 08:56 Post Comment

Brek Shea: Stoke winger will be involved more next season

Brek Shea: Stoke winger will be involved more next season

Shea arrived at the Britannia Stadium when he was still recovering from a foot operation, while Butland was also signed in January as a long-term prospect.

Pulis believes former FC Dallas player Shea will benefit from a full pre-season training schedule this summer.

Pulis said: "Brek hasn't been anywhere near it. We've looked at Brek and he's a smashing lad but fitness wise he came to the club when he'd just got over an injury, he'd been out for months.

"He's come here and I think he's enjoyed it but he's found it difficult at times. It's just making sure we look after him, we manage him well enough and then, when his time comes, his time comes.

"He was always one for next season. The football club didn't buy Brek to come in and change water into wine. That was never going to be the case.

"Him and Butland in the January window were signings for the future, they weren't signings to help the team at that moment.

"Brek's only 23 years of age, he's come over from America and it's getting used to everything, getting used to the weather, the set-up. People sometimes don't take that into consideration."

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

Transfer news: Liverpool-owned Divock Origi reveals Tottenham snub

Divock Origi has revealed that he rejected an offer from Tottenham Hotspur to move to Liverpool this summer.

Roy Hodgson calls up Jack Colback, Calum Chambers, Danny Rose and Fabian Delph to England squad

Roy Hodgson has named four uncapped players in his latest England squad with Wayne Rooney confirmed as captain.

Wayne Rooney named as new England captain

Wayne Rooney has been named England's new captain by manager Roy Hodgson.

Mail Box

A United Fan Happy To See Welbeck Go

One United fan doesn't understand all the fuss over Danny Welbeck, while we also have mails on Arsenal being Arsenal, curious transfers and how to pronounce 'Gaal'...

Should Kagawa Play Ahead Of Mata?

That's one question posed in the afternoon mailbox, although it looks like the Japanese playmaker could soon be on his way. Plus, tipping Palace to go down under Warnock...

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