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Big summer awaits Stoke City with club set to wield the axe on number of stars

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Championship strugglers Stoke City are set for a big summer ahead, with the Potters set to cull the squad and get rid of some of the high earners within the squad.

In a season which hasn’t lived up to expectations at all following relegation last season from the top flight, new manager Nathan Jones will be tasked with trimming his squad and culling some of the bigger names and earners, according to respected journalist Alan Nixon.

A summer spending spree under former manager Gary Rowett failed to pay off for the Potters, and the former Derby man was shown the door earlier on the campaign, being replaced with then Luton gaffer Jones.

However, Jones looks like having his work cut out going into the next season, with big earners like Bojan, Biram Diouf, and Ryan Shawcross all likely to be players who might well be shown the door as Jones plots a summer rebuild.

Stoke’s form has been poor for the most part this campaign, with the likes of Benik Afobe failing to hit the ground running and fellow summer captures like James McClean also not getting up to full speed like many would have predicted.

The Verdict

This could actually be just what Jones and the club need in truth.

Too many of the Stoke squad appear to have inflated egos and their high wages only enhance that.

A big clearout, and a few additions who want to play for Jones and the club will make a world of difference.

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