Stoke City have been extremely disappointing under the guidance of Gary Rowett this season as they continue to struggle with consistency.
The Potters would have had their sights set firmly on securing automatic promotion straight back to the Premier League after spending big during the summer transfer window, but they’ll now be lucky to even push for a play-off place in the current campaign.
However, Stoke City will travel to the New York Stadium to face Rotherham United in their next Championship encounter. The Millers have caused a few upsets already in the current campaign and are a real force in front of home support, so the Potters will have to pull something out of the bag later on today.
Indeed, the Staffordshire club can be a real handful on their day and if one of their star players turns up then it could be curtains for the opposition.
With that in mind, Stoke City will smash Rotherham United if this man shows up today…
Benik Afobe, who is valued at £9 million (by Transfermarkt), has been in sublime form so far this season as one of the very few Stoke City players that has actually proved his worth since making the loan move.
The Congo international has already managed to bag himself five goals and one assist in all competitions in what has been a very successful start to life in the Championship, with any chances of promotion to the Premier League being dependant on whether the forward can continue to bang in the goals.
So, if the 25-year-old shows up later on today against Rotherham United then they could find themselves on the receiving end of a smashing.