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Stoke City are confident that they will be able to see the best of Stephen Ireland.

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Stephen Ireland: Aston Villa midfielder has joined Stoke on loan

Stephen Ireland: Aston Villa midfielder has joined Stoke on loan

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Ireland was snapped up by his former Manchester City manager Mark Hughes on transfer deadline day on a season-long loan deal from Aston Villa.

The 27-year-old produced some excellent form under Hughes and assistant boss Mark Bowen is confident that they can see those sort of performances again.

"There's no doubt he can get his best form back," said Bowen.

"If he was 32, then you might think those days are gone, but at 27 why shouldn't he get them back?

"He should be coming into the prime of his footballing life at his age."

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ood lord that's got me unnecessarily excited. Damn you Storey. Cut to Liverpool being crushed under the wheels of Sparky's Stoke Machine and Firmino brought off the bench to no effect. It's the hope that kills you.

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o Schweini? Have to admit that I did a little sex wee when we signed him and I can't wait to see him in action!!!

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think he'll do quite well. My only reservation would be Kagawa, who had similar stats to Firmino in the bundesliga before he came, but time will tell.

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