Stoke City start the Sky Bet Championship season amongst the favourites for promotion, with Gary Rowett the man that has been tasked with delivering a Premier League return at the bet365 Stadium.
Rowett has been handed significant funds to strengthen his playing squad, who at this moment look in incredibly good shape ahead of this weekend’s opening fixtures.
For Stoke, they travel to Elland Road, where they will face Leeds United, who are embarking on a new chapter themselves, under the management of Marcelo Bielsa.
Rowett is familiar with Elland Road and will have his side ready for what will be a bumper crowd.
Stoke have plenty of talent within their squad, who should feel confident of leaving West Yorkshire on Sunday evening with three points in the bag.
Here at FLW, we take a look ahead to Sunday’s clash at Elland Road, identifying TWO players Rowett has to include in his starting XI…