Loftus Road Stadium

Next Game

QPR v Stoke

Saturday, 20 September 2014, 12:45

Barclays Prem

Britannia Stadium

Last Game

Stoke 0 - 1 Leicester

Saturday, 13 September 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Coates reveals transfer plans

Stoke City chairman Peter Coates has told Sky Sports News Radio that they're trying not to leave their transfer business as late as they normally do in January.

Last Updated: 14/12/13 at 13:43 Post Comment

Peter Coates: Stoke chairman working on deals for the January transfer window

Peter Coates: Stoke chairman working on deals for the January transfer window

The Potters have a reputation for doing their transfer business on deadline day having signed Marko Arnautovic and Stephen Ireland before the close of the summer window.

Coates says one reason they have left their business late in the past was down to former manager Tony Pulis, and admits they're trying to work ahead of schedule this time.

The Stoke supremo confirmed they are working on a few deals to try and improve the squad and hopes to do some successful business in the new year.

"We have got a few irons in the fire and we are working on things and hopefully something will drop for us that improves us," he said.

"We are working on it - you do need a bit of luck with these things because there are so many variables in football.

"Until you have done a deal you just never know because there is lots of competition and lots of ducking and diving and all that sort of thing.

"But we are hoping it will work out OK for us.

"Probably Tony likes to do things late, he had a view that he got the best deals that way. Now I am not sure he is right, but anyway that is what he liked to do.

"I wouldn't say no [about doing late deals] maybe because sometimes it happens even though you don't want it to happen."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

riting a minute by minute account on Berbatov would be like chronicling the days of the guy punished for sloth in the movie Se7en. Day 4 - lay in bed, did nothing - 15th minute, stood there did nothing .

lustral
Taking A Close Look At Mario...

W

hen players in their 30s leave Real Madrid, it's usually to Bolton Wanderers. I miss those days.

sailingmagpie
Top Ten CL Players Whetting Our Appetite

W

ow Pete, you would make an excellent stalker!

fouloleron
Taking A Close Look At Mario...

Footer 365

Europa League: Everton boss Roberto Martinez delighted with 4-1 win over Wolfsburg

Roberto Martinez was delighted with Everton's display as they brushed aside Wolfsburg to win 4-1 in the Europa League.

Europa League: Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino hits out at Partizan banner

Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino was angered by the "unacceptable" anti-Semitic banner displayed by Partizan fans.

Europa League: Everton open Group H campaign with 4-1 win over Wolfsburg

Everton opened their Europa League Group H campaign with a convincing 4-1 win over Wolfsburg at Goodison Park.

Mail Box

Why Doesn't Rodgers Play Borini?

One Liverpool supporter thinks this could be Fabio Borini's year, whilst we also have thoughts on the Red Bulls, Welbeck vs Gervinho and Paul Lambert's new deal...

Could Arsenal Benefit From Top Four Exit?

That's one idea in the morning mailbox as the Arsene Wenger debate rumbles on. Plus, comparing Welbeck to Gervinho and some advice for Greg Dyke and the FA...

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