Kitson retires, Palacios fails…

Stoke drew their first pre-season friendly in Germany 1-1 against Borussia Monchen-gladbach with Peter Crouch getting Stoke’s goal. Robert Huth is back in action and the World Cup players (bar Palacios) will join the squad this week having had extra time off.

Bojan could still join from Barcelona although other clubs are interested in signing him too. Two players stayed at home from the German trip to secure moves away from the club. Wilson Palacios nearly moved to Qatar until he failed a medical, so he’s still on our books for now and out of contract in the summer. Cameron Jerome is also looking to move away and maybe Pulis will come in for him if he hasn’t found a new club on deadline day.

Former player news…Jon ‘The Beast’ Parkin has signed for Forest Green, currently managed by one of Pulis’s old coaches Ady Pennock. Meanwhile the Ginger Ninja aka Dave Kitson has announced his retirement from football and leaves his current club Oxford Utd.

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