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Rowett needs to give these 3 Stoke City players a chance to shine in pre-season friendlies

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Stoke City’s squad is shaping up nicely after Gary Rowett moved quickly in the transfer market to snap up Benik Afobe and Oghenekaro Etebo.

Potters fans are optimistic of a promotion push following last season’s disappointing relegation.

Soon it will be time to return to pre-season training and while Rowett will know about the first-team regulars, he will be keen to run the rule over some of the fringe players in the squad and some Stoke starlets will be hoping to catch the eye in training.

As seen with Sunderland and Hull City last year, relegation does give you the chance to hand more first-team opportunities to youngsters as the Black Cats did with George Honeyman and Lynden Gooch and the Tigers did with Jarrod Bowen and Max Clark.

Likewise, there are a number of young players hoping to do the same at the bet365 Stadium.

Here are three that Rowett needs to give a chance to in pre-season.


NCTJ-qualified journalist - University of Birmingham undergraduate - King's College London postgraduate - Coventry City and West Ham United

ScoopDragon Football News Network

Article title: Rowett needs to give these 3 Stoke City players a chance to shine in pre-season friendlies

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