Andy Wilkinson scored a last minute penalty in his testimonial match yesterday and as Stoke fans have always said, if Wilko scores we are on the pitch…the fans kept their promise 🙂
A great player for the club, wishing Andy Wilkinson all the best in the future.
Summer transfer rumours will be in full swing and we need to fill a few gaps in our 25 man squad with Peter Odemwingie out of contract and being released. Steve Sidwell is also likely to be given a free following his recent loan spell at Brighton. A key piece of summer business will be sorting the future of Marko Arnautovic which is still up in the air, despite him having a year left on his current contract. Shades of N’Zonzi as Marko’s agent is a family member (his brother) and he won the player’s Player of the Year Award for this season, as did N’Zonzi.
The season may have only just finished, however the club have already outlined their preseason plans. Stoke City will have a preseason training camp in Germany and then a 10 day trip during July to the USA, which includes one friendly already confirmed against Orlando.
Sat 16 July Burton Albion (A)
Sat July 23 Preston (A)
Wed July 27 Orlando (A)
Date & opposition TBC another friendly whilst in the USA