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

Hughes ready for Dubai break

Stoke boss Mark Hughes is relishing the prospect of taking his squad to Dubai for a short break to prepare for the remainder of the campaign.

Last Updated: 13/02/14 at 12:20 Post Comment

Mark Hughes: Stoke boss is taking his squad for a short training break

Mark Hughes: Stoke boss is taking his squad for a short training break

The Potters will spend six days training in the Emirates before returning for matches against Manchester City and Arsenal.

Storm-force gales almost led to Stoke's clash with Swansea at the Britannia Stadium on Wednesday being cancelled.

The match finished 1-1, a result that means Stoke are now three points above the relegation zone with 12 games remaining, sitting in the middle of a group of 11 clubs who are all facing a fight to stay up.

But Hughes feels some Dubai sunshine will help, and he said: "I think a lot of clubs are doing it at this time of year because as we all know, the weather is compromising a lot of things.

"From our point of view, as a football club, it's difficult at the training ground at the moment because the pitches aren't in good condition and you can't do the work you want to do.

"At least we won't have any issue in that regard (in Dubai). We will have a decent surface to get some quality work done and be ready for the challenges ahead of us."

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

Premier League: Burnley boss Sean Dyche happy to stick to underdog status

Burnley boss Sean Dyche accepts that the Clarets will be regarded as underdogs in the Premier League this season.

England move up FIFA world rankings after Switzerland victory

England, Northern Ireland and Wales move up the latest FIFA world rankings after recent wins in European qualifiers.

Chelsea striker Didier Drogba calls for patience after Schalke draw

Didier Drogba has asked for patience as he bids to rediscover the form that made him a Chelsea legend.

Mail Box

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...

I've Given It Some Thought: He's Got To Go

There is some more considered reaction to Arsenal and Liverpool's results, plus a big get well soon message for Jonas Gutierrez. And an apology to Merse...

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