Stoke new boys to make Brit debuts
New season signings, Richie De Laet and Demar Phillips are both set for their first match at the Britannia Stadium with the reserve clash against Bradford City today (kick-off 2pm).
18 year old, De Laet signed from Belgium club, Royal Antwerp in a £100,000 deal but has yet to make his first team debut as he is given time to adapt to the English game.
Phillips was signed on deadline day from Jamaican club, Waterhouses after recommendations from his international team-mate, Ricardo Fuller. Tony Pulis gave warning at the time that the midfielder was lacking fitness and a good run-out today will show how far he is along the road to a first team start.