STRUGGLING FOR FORM
Robert Huth’s season has seen him struggling trying to find form and recover from the knee operations the German defender sustained after being removed from Stoke City’s match against Sunder in November 23.
The knee operations that the defender of Stoke City experienced left him out of action for 6 months but he is expected to complete his recovery in the next few weeks.
Mark Hughes works has worked alongside Robert Huth since 2013 when the Welsh manager was appointed as the head coach of Stoke City and he believes that one of the biggest problems that Huth is going to have will be restraining his vigorous efforts to prove his fitness.
“You know Huthy trying to keep tight reins on him is the big problem. He’s doing everything asked of him, and probably more. He’s in a better place than he was because he was really frustrated with the injury earlier on when it wasn’t resolving itself. There was something else going on in there which needed certain investigations and a further operation.” Hughes stated.
During the absence and recovery stages of Robert Huth, Hughes appointed Marc Wilson as the man to step it up and fill in the boots of the German defender and Wilson managed on establishing himself as a reliable performer as he played alongside Ryan Shawcross at the heart of the defence.
“He’s done really well, we’ve been really impressed by what he’s produced for us this season. He’s got a real understanding of what is required there.” Hughes said when questioned about Wilson’s performances of the season.
Stoke City concluded the campaign on the 9th spot and a few changes are expected to be make before the start of the 2014/15 season as they will try to secure a better finishing in the upcoming season which kicks off on August 16.