Vital Football

Latest Stoke City News

Potters review loan players

Potters review loan players

Stoke City manager, Johan Boskamp has been discussing the options for Stoke's current long term loan players - Paul Gallagher and Junior.

Paul Gallagher has been instrumental in Stoke's fortune this season and is currently the Potters' top scorer with eleven goals. But it is well known that the Blackburn player is also well paid by the Lancashire club and Stoke could not afford to match his current salary if he was to make the move to the Potteries permanent in the summer.
Boskamp told the official site that he believes that another season on loan at Stoke will do wonders for the 21 year old striker with four other strikers already competing for places at the Premiership club: 'I know he likes it here, so maybe they want to help us out again next season and he can grow with us until he is ready to play in the Premiership for Blackburn.'

The manager also believes that Junior has settled in well to life in English football: 'I hope that Junior stays. Now he has got used to the English game he can be a good player for us.
'I heard Anderlecht can take up an option to keep him for another year, but Junior says he can decide so we will sit down and see what he wants to do.'

No mention was made of Josip Skoko, who is on a short term loan from Wigan. The Austrialian international is looking forward to the World Cup and does not believe his future at Wigan will be sorted before the competition starts in June but seems resigned to fighting for a place in the Wigan starting line-up next season.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Chris Baldwin
Date:Thursday April 6 2006
Time: 5:47PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Stoke City Articles

Stats: Stoke City v Everton

All the stats from Stoke City (1) vs (2) Everton, Bet365 Stadium, 17/3/18 Att: 30,022

Stoke v Everton - Team Sheets

The Bet365 Stadium plays host to Stoke City vs Everton for the latest Premier League game.

Lambert Could Call On One Man This Weekend

Stoke City manager Paul Lambert has made the surprise admission that one man could be in line for a first team recall this weekend when we face Everton in the...

Who Makes Southgate's Squad For March

England manager Gareth Southgate has now confirmed his squad for the upcoming games in the month of March.

Stoke City Archived Articles

Vital Stoke articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Stoke
Write For Vital Stoke
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Everton MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Sub - Choupo-Moting0%
Sub - Berahino0%
Sub - Jese0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Stoke City Results (view all)

Stoke City Fixtures

Vital Members League Table

1.Joel Womsley1
The Vital Football Members League