Stoke City will be looking to build on flashes of promise in the Sky Bet Championship when they embark on the 2021/22 campaign.
It’s been a tough three years for the Potters in the Championship, with Stoke never seriously mounting a push to get back to the Premier League despite a talented pool of players.
Nevertheless, there’s been enough to like about Michael O’Neill’s side this season.
Yes, they might sit mid-table, but that’s an improvement on the last couple of years and they aren’t a million miles from a play-off candidate.
O’Neill, though, has to ensure that Stoke have a good summer transfer window and get in the personnel to get them into contention for a top-six berth.
With that in mind, we take a look at the potential XI we might see next season at the bet365 Stadium: