Gary Rowett will be aiming to make his mark on the team over the summer transfer window.
The 44-year-old was recently appointed manager of the Potters after losing in the play-off semi-finals with Derby in what was his first full season at the club. This was sufficient to warrant interest from Stoke who had recently being relegated, so he now has the task of preparing this squad for the Championship.
Outgoings are likely as the top players leave to join a club in a higher division with Xherdan Shaqiri being a player who has attracted a number of Premier League clubs. Therefore, these players will have to be properly replaced, especially the attacking players, in order to match their output.
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