The KC Stadium

Next Game

Hull City v Stoke

Sunday, 24 August 2014, 13:30

Barclays Prem

Britannia Stadium

Last Game

Stoke 0 - 1 A Villa

Saturday, 16 August 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Hughes plans to keep Ireland

Stoke boss Mark Hughes has revealed he plans to secure Stephen Ireland on a long-term deal at the Britannia Stadium.

Last Updated: 08/03/14 at 11:26 Post Comment

Stephen Ireland: Set to be offered new deal by Stoke

Stephen Ireland: Set to be offered new deal by Stoke

Ireland, who joined Stoke on a permanent basis in January after an initial loan spell from Aston Villa, is out of contract at the end of the season.

The 27-year-old has struggled to hold down a place in Hughes' side since making the move permanent, but Hughes is determined to keep the former Manchester City midfielder at Stoke.

"It's my intention to try to keep Stephen here," Hughes told the Stoke Sentinel. "I've had a discussion with Stephen and want to make it permanent.

"He hasn't played much of late, but that's more to do with the form of other players.

"We've seen his quality in training and he is well regarded, with a good past history, and hopefully we can resolve that and make sure he's here for a couple more seasons."

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

C

rikey, Spain is so exotic, we have cold Tuesday nights in Stoke, they have hot Thursday nights in Eibar

Gollo
Atletico Ready For Another Title Tilt

Y

es, these stats are right. Rio Ferdinand definitely had a better debut than Fernando.

that man
Top Ten Debutants From Opening Weekend...

I

know it's only one game, and Arsenal have got an amazing midfield as is; but seriously, is Arsene Wenger the only person on Earth who doesn't want Cesc at their club?

Ezy_Rider
Top Ten Debutants From Opening Weekend...

Footer 365

Rio Ferdinand would love to manage England after his playing career ends

Rio Ferdinand would love to manage England one day after revealing his long-term plans for a future in football as a coach.

Premier League: Former Cardiff boss Malky Mackay promises to co-operate with FA

Malky Mackay says he will co-operate fully with an FA investigation into Cardiff's text message dossier.

Transfer News: Southampton goalkeeper Artur Boruc wants to move before deadline

Ronald Koeman has confirmed Southampton goalkeeper Artur Boruc has asked to move on from St Mary's.

Mail Box

Man United Fans Clutching At Straws

While the focus is on Liverpool's move for Mario Balotelli, one Man United fan tries to convince the mailbox with nine reasons why Angel Di Maria would prefer them to PSG...

Rojo Is A Better Signing Than Hummels

There's some big talk in the morning mailbox, which claims that Man United were right to sign Marcos Rojo instead of Mats Hummels. Plus, one Gooner's happy Arteta's out...

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