SURGERY FOR HUTH
The German defender of Stoke City, Robert Huth went through a surgery on his knee in November and he was expected to be fit and ready to play with the main squad around this time but his recovery has encountered a setback in training and according to the medical staff of the club, Huth may need another operation which would throw into doubt his availability for the rest of the season.
Some weeks ago Stoke City managed to secure 3 crucial points when they went head to head with Manchester United and a rather surprising final result saw Stocke City coming out as the victorious side.
Robert Huth has already been absent for more than 12 matches for Stoke City and his absence can be felt not only by his teammates but by the opponents they face as they are one of the clubs in the Premier League that has conceded more goals in the entire campaign.
Stoke City has a number of tough matches ahead of them with Manchester City, Arsenal and Norwich City scheduled to be played in the next few weeks and the absence of Robert Huth is very likely to see the team of Mark Hughes conceding more goals.
Mark Hughes and his men are currently located at the bottom spots of the Premier League and even though they are a few points away from the relegation zone, a few more negative results can very well see them falling even further behind in the tables.
The head coach of Stoke City, Mark Hughes said: ‘’we have had matches against Crystal Palace, Sunderland and Swansea, yet we’ve scored just one goal and accumulated a solitary point. It seemed we were about to leave our relegation worries behind us after home wins against Chelsea and Aston Villa and draws with Cardiff and Hull in early December’’.