The Stoke players returned today for pre-season training before they fly off tomorrow for a six day training camp in Austria. No new faces in the squad as yet although Scott Dan and Cameron Jerome could be set to join as a fee had been agreed between the two clubs. Still need the players to actually agree terms though and methinks Dann is hoping a top six club comes in with a bid.
As Man Utd offload their defence to either a retirement home or Sunderland, but Darron Gibson apparently according to recent Sunderland recruit John O’Shea tweeted that Gibson was weighing up offers from Sunderland and us. Despite some Oatcake MB bods saying he’s pants he would be a good signing for us and Pulis always pulls a surprise player in that fans think WTF? Last season it was Jon Walters.
Carlton Cole we may go in with an increased bid although QPR are homing in on him now. Jonathan Woodgate on a possible one year contract, please no as he’s past it now with his injuries. Let Leeds have him back…
Cross off Reading’s Matt Mills as he has joined Leicester.