Good morning. The new league season is almost upon us and Stoke City have been busy.
Michael O’Neill’s side concluded their pre-season programme, compete with a Carabao Cup win, and the next time we see them in action it will be at The Den as the Championship starts with a real test.
It’s been a unique pre-season, starting less than a couple of weeks after last season finished, as O’Neill puts in place his preparations for his first full campaign as manager. Last season his job was catching up and this time it will be about setting the pace, or at least keeping up.
Wins over Leeds United and Newcastle United wrapped up the friendly programme, with Sam Clucas getting the winner at St James’s Park. Who has played themselves into contention to feature at Millwall or beyond?
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