UK time is: 04:20:17
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Diao targets big return

Central Midfielder Salif Diao has set a target of only 2 weeks to return from his latest comeback from injury.

The former Senegalese international picked up a Calf injury prior to the seasons curtain raiser in August but is now back in full training and completed 90 minutes for the Reserves last night.

Diao`s celebration of a new 12 month contract in the summer had been put on ice after his injury but now he expects to be back in the party mood come Stoke`s next home match against the struggling West Ham in 3 weeks time.

He said "I am happy to be back and involved with the lads again. I am not sure I will be ready for the Everton game", after complimenting the teams start top the season he did concede it will be extremely difficult to become part of TP`s regular side but did add "I have to prove in training that I am fit enough to gain a place in the first team. But with how the team is playing at the moment, that will be very hard work."

Salif has a lot to prove to the Stoke fans who TP believes have not seen the best from him following his fitness problems. Only time will tell I suppose but I really don`t see him breaking into the team for the West Ham match.





Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



*Try Vital Mobile FOR FREE for the latest news, scores, fixtures and so much more*

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

The Journalist

Writer: Charlie Bennett Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday September 29 2009

Time: 7:20PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Stoke City Articles

Whelan suffers fractured leg (Friday October 24 2014)

Shawcross must learn and adapt (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Stoke grab controversial Swansea victory (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Millwall loan deal for Wilkinson (Monday October 20 2014)

Butland joins Derby on loan (Monday October 20 2014)

Stats: Stoke City v Swansea City (Monday October 20 2014)

Moses set to be fit for Swansea (Wednesday October 15 2014)

Archived Stoke City Articles

List All Vital Stoke Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. lloyd_17 9

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Southampton 1 - 0 Stoke
Stoke 2 - 1 Swansea
Sunderland 3 - 1 Stoke
Stoke 1 - 0 Newcastle
Q.P.R. 2 - 2 Stoke
Stoke 0 - 1 Leicester City

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
8. Swansea 8 3 2 3 1 11
9. Hull City 9 2 5 2 0 11
10. Spurs 8 3 2 3 -1 11
11. Stoke 9 3 2 4 -2 11
12. WBA 9 2 4 3 -1 10
13. Aston Villa 8 3 1 4 -8 10
14. Everton 8 2 3 3 0 9

Breaking League News

Three Points And No Mistake!
Arsenal : 26/10/2014 00:35:00
Swansea : 25/10/2014 23:45:00
Monk: We'll Work On Our Decision Making
Swansea : 25/10/2014 22:43:00
Report - Swansea City 2-0 Leicester City
Swansea : 25/10/2014 22:15:00
Much More To Come
Man Utd : 25/10/2014 22:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM vs Swansea
Suggested By:  
Begovic 0%
Bardsley 0%
Shawcross 0%
Wilson 10%
Pieters 0%
Adam 70%
N'Zonzi 0%
Moses 10%
Ireland 0%
Diouf 0%
Crouch 0%
Cameron 10%
Walters 0%
Assaidi 0%