It’s another busy week for Stoke City as Michael O’Neill prepares his squad for a Wednesday night Carabao Cup clash with Gillingham before a trip to Preston in the Championship on Saturday.
On top of that, there is the issue of the group being too big and needing to be tripped before either the international transfer deadline on October 5 or domestic deadline on October 16.
Meanwhile Thibaud Verlinden has provided a welcome boost on the injury front with a run out for the under-23s in a Premier League 2 match at Middlesbrough.
The manager will meet the press for an update this afternoon.
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