Stoke City have made a frustrating start to the Sky Bet Championship season, with Gary Rowett’s side not living up to the hype surrounding them before the start of the campaign.
After relegation, a busy summer transfer window and the appointment of Rowett, Stoke were favourites for the title and an instant return to the Premier League.
That could still happen given the tight nature of the Championship, but a slow start has left Stoke needing to make up ground on the early season pacesetters.
Rowett’s squad is filled with talent, but his squad have let him down on occasions this season, struggling to gel during the opening 15 fixtures of the campaign.
January could be a month Stoke look to strengthen, but before then Rowett could also look to bring in new bodies, with some very good free agents still available.
Here at FLW, we identify FOUR…