Whelan wins most improved player of the season
The Vital Stoke community has made its voice heard and have decided that the 2013/14 most improved player of the season is:
The Republic of Ireland international midfielder has come on leaps and bounds since the arrival of Mark Hughes.
Whelan, 30, has been released from the 'cage` this season and has finally shown the Britannia Stadium faithful his true ability in the heart of the midfield.
The former Sheffield Wednesday player has constantly been a rock in the Potters midfield, breaking up play and recycling possession to allow Stoke to start a counter attack again and again.
Whelan won the vote with 63% of the vote beating Steven N`Zonzi (17%) and Jonathan Walters (11%) to the award.