Lee Bowyer quizzed on Alfie Doughty as Stoke City, Bournemouth and QPR wait


Lee Bowyer has hinted Stoke City will have to patient in their pursuit of Alfie Doughty.

Stoke are one of three Championship clubs to have had bids accepted for the 21-year-old winger, with Queens Park Rangers and Bournemouth strongly linked.

The trio have all agreed that Doughty, who is out with a hamstring injury until at least the end of January, can spend the rest of the season back on loan at the Valley, where Charlton are on the fringes of the League One play-off places.

Bowyer was asked for an update last night following a 4-4 draw with Rochdale.

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He told South London Press’s Louis Mendez: “Not at the moment as far as I’m aware. Alfie has spoken to all three clubs so it’s going to be his decision. I think that’s all I can say at the moment.”

Doughty has been one of the most creative players in the third tier this season, keen to dribble and cross down the left.

Stoke have already brought in winger Rabbi Matondo on loan from Schalke and last night completed the loan signing of Rhys Norrington-Davies, from Sheffield United.





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