Stoke City have had a relatively indifferent start to life back in the Championship.
Gary Rowett’s men sit 14th in the division having won, lost and draw four each of there first 12 matches.
After a ten year stay in the Premier League, the transition to the second tier has been more difficult than the club had initially envisaged.
Stoke have been able to keep hold of a lot of their top-flight team and added to make an immediate return to the elite where they once were.
It has not worked out as they would have liked so far and with their inconsistency, and the team hardly being changed, it could begin to make players out of favour think their chances of getting into the team as difficult.
This will filter down, too, to the youth players who will be wondering if they are going to get their chance.
Many may have thought they would be in with a should of playing a more substantial part this term having been relegated.
But that has so far yet to come to fruition, much to their dismay it would be imagined.
With that said, here are the Stoke youngsters who’ll be desperate to escape on loan in January.