Stoke striker Bojan Krkic says his strength and confidence levels have returned following his first start in six months.
The Spaniard had been out of action since late January after picking up a serious knee injury during an FA Cup tie against Rochdale but he played over an hour of last weekend's Colonia Cup defeat to Porto.
Potters boss Mark Hughes sounded a note of caution on Monday regarding Bojan's long-awaited return, saying he would not rush the former Barcelona forward back into action, but...
Stoke boss Mark Hughes has sounded a note of caution regarding Bojan Krkic's return to action.
Potters forward Bojan, whose 2014-15 campaign was brought to an end in January by a knee injury, continued his rehabilitation on Sunday as he made his first start of preseason in a friendly clash with Porto.
The 24-year-old Spaniard looked comfortable in completing just over an hour of the match and Hughes is happy with the progress being made -- but the manager is eager to avoid rushing Bojan at all.
On Sunday, the forward made his first start since returning to training, playing just over an hour in Stoke's 3-0 Colonia Cup defeat to Porto, but Hughes said he will need more match action before he can be considered...
Stoke signed off their preparations for the new season with a 3-0 loss against Porto on Sunday.
Mark Hughes will have taken plenty from the weekend -- despite having to split his first team across two games -- as he looks ahead to Sunday and the visit of Liverpool.
With less than a week until that fixture, he will be more than acutely aware of some of the challenges he will be facing before then. The biggest one is arguably the continued absence of Ryan Shawcross, who has been suffering with a troublesome...