Mark Hughes hints at late January signing as Stoke City exit the FA Cup

first_imgStoke manager Mark Hughes hinted at a late dip into the transfer market following the injury to Mark Wilson in Saturday’s FA Cup defeat to Crystal Palace.Wilfried Zaha scored the only goal of the game as the Potters were dumped out of their second cup competition of the week.Wilson left field with a ‘significant injury to his knee’ according to Hughes, leaving the Welshman light in terms of defensive cover.“You’re looking at a period of 10-12 weeks,” said Hughes.“He could be out for a significant amount of time so at the moment, given our defensive options and the guys that we have unavailable, we are a little bit light.“We might have to look at our options, maybe short term from now until the end of the season.“It’s not an area which we were looking to strengthen so we don’t know what is out there.“We hadn’t given that area the consideration it probably deserves now in the current circumstances.“You never know, but I’m sure once people realise that we might be a little bit shy of defensive numbers  I’m sure we will get a lot of calls between now and the window closing.”last_img read more

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NOT GUILTY: GAA CLEAR DUBLIN PLAYER OF BITING PADDY McBREARTY

first_imgTHE GAA has ruled that a Dublin player DIDN’T bite Donegal star Paddy McBrearty during their team’s National League clash.The organisation said that Dublin’s Kevin O’Brien has been cleared of the biting allegation by the Central Hearings Committee.The allegation came from their clash with Donegal in Ballybofey earlier this month. The body had originally banned O’Brien for three matches; but his appeal has been upheld.A statement from the GAA said that on the basis of the evidence provided and the submissions made on behalf of both parties, the allegation was “not proven.”The Central Hearing Committee said the matter was now “closed.”McBrearty, who was treated for a bite wound at Letterkenny General Hospital, has never spoken about the incident.  NOT GUILTY: GAA CLEAR DUBLIN PLAYER OF BITING PADDY McBREARTY was last modified: April 26th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:NOT GUILTY: GAA CLEAR DUBLIN PLAYER OF BITING PADDY McBREARTYlast_img read more

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