It’s been a standard season for Stoke fans in the Transfer Tavern, who have surely seen their side secure their regular mid-season spot with around nine games left in the Premier League season.
With just Liverpool and Arsenal left to play out of the top six, our landlord believes mid-table is the absolute minimum for the Potters, but believes Mark Hughes would have been looking for a further improvement from last season which saw them finish ninth after amassing 51 points.
It’s fair to say that goals have been the issue this time around and although, Wilfried Bony, Peter Crouch and Saido Berahino have all been asked to carry the mantel and take responsibility for the goalscoring at the Bet365 stadium – the Potters fans in the Tavern cannot wait for the summer where they expect their boss, Hughes, to sign a striker.
With that said, these last 9 games are a massive chance for players in the current Potters squad to make a claim to be in Mark Hughes’ plans for next season, and with not much left to play for in the league, our landlord believes that Mark Hughes will be looking to make a decision on some of his Stoke squad.
Here are THREE players Hughes must simply make a big decision on…Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!