Stoke City haven’t had the sort of start they expected this season, they were many pundits’ pre-season favourites but in the early league table they sit in the bottom two.
Nothing is decided after two games and to condemn a side who have lost to Bielsa’s Leeds and drawn with ambitious Brentford would be pure folly at this stage, but having come from the top table, fans in Stoke won’t have expected such a tough ride.
Their recruitment started well with Benik Aofbe and James McClean, but there’s still holes in the squad that they should be looking to fill.
They’ve conceded four in two games, so there’s clearly a need for something different at the back.
Whilst Afobe had scored twice, they also look a little tired up front and maybe need a new face in that area too.
Here are three players FLW believe Stoke City should sign this week, if possible.