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Butland hails new boss Hughes

Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland believes Mark Hughes' appointment as manager signals a "new direction" for the club.

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Hughes was appointed Potters boss last week, succeeding Tony Pulis who left after seven years in the Britannia Stadium hotseat.

The former Blackburn and QPR boss has already signalled his intention to adapt the club's style of play towards a passing game, away from the more direct approach used under the previous regime.

Butland, who is currently on international duty with England ahead of the Under-21 European Championship, was signed by Pulis from Birmingham in January but was immediately loaned back to the Blues for the remainder of the season.

The 20-year-old will link-up with his new team-mates for the first time at pre-season training next month and he admits he is excited by the new man in charge.

"I think it's a very good appointment," he told Sky Sports. "He's managed very well at previous clubs and it's a step in the right direction for the club.

"Tony Pulis did a fantastic job and it is always difficult to see a manager like that go but it's a great opportunity for Mark Hughes to come in and a new direction for the club which is very exciting.

"Everyone at the club has a clean slate to go and push on and that's what we will all be trying to do.

"It starts with me here [with England] trying to be part of a successful squad, then taking that into next year and trying to hit the ground running and impress the new manager."

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