Vital Football

Latest Stoke City News

Goran Pops-ov to Stoke on loan

Goran Pops-ov to Stoke on loan

Dynamo Kiev left back Goran Popov has moved to Stoke City on a season long loan.

Popov impressed Stoke manager Tony Pulis in the Europa League last season as the Macedonian international played both ties over the Potters and even grabbed the assist for Kiev`s equaliser in the away tie.

"He really impressed me, he's a good player with a great left foot and I think he will go well for us." said Pulis.

The 27-year old, who can play anywhere on the left will be available for Stoke`s opening Premier League fixture against Reading at the Madjeski on Saturday (18th August).

He will join up with his new teammates including other new additions: Jamie Ness, Geoff Cameron and Michael Kightly after he has a chance to make his 42nd cap for Macedonia on Tuesday which has annoyed Stoke gaffer Pulis.

The Welsh supreme said: "The problem we've got is that he's going to come and sign on Monday, then he's off playing for Macedonia on Tuesday.

'He should be fit because he's been playing in the Europa League already this season.

'He played against Feyenoord and I had him watched. I've also watched the tape and he did very well."

Popov, who stands at 6ft 2, could be finally be the answer to Stoke`s everlasting left back problem, and will bring a wealth of experience to the Britannia having also played in Greece and Holland.



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

Writer:Lloyd Reddin
Date:Saturday August 11 2012
Time: 4:51PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Stoke City Articles

More Reliable Than An Octopus 2017/18? (18/10/17)

A new season, a new special computer crunching the numbers to determine the final Premier League positions for 2017/18.

Safe Standing Gets A Step Closer To The Premier League

Shrewsbury Town have now confirmed that they have reached their crowd funding target of £65,000 to create a safe standing section at New Meadow.

Edwards Takes Hughes' Praise

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has said that youngster Tom Edwards had fully deserved his debut at the weekend in the game against Manchester City.

Hughes Honest After Heavy City Defeat

Manager Mark Hughes held his hands up following Stoke City's seven two defeat to Manchester City at the weekend.

Archived Vital Stoke Articles

Vital Stoke articles from

Site Journalists

Tom Barker
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Man City MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Butland1%
Edwards16%
Zouma0%
Wimmer0%
Pieters0%
Diouf83%
Fletcher0%
Cameron0%
Choupo-Moting0%
Shaqiri0%
Jese0%
Sub - Martins Indi0%
Sub - Afellay0%
Sub - Sobhi0%
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 (view all)

The Vital Football Members League