Saturday's 2-0 win over Hull City marked the first time in 11 months that Stoke City had managed to secure back to back wins with clean sheets in what has been an otherwise miserable 2016 for manager Mark Hughes and his players.
It's perhaps even more of an achievement that it was accomplished without the considerable talents of Jack Butland and Glen Johnson; two mainstays of the Potters' back five currently out through injury.
With Butland back in training, his prospects for a swift return look...
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Barcelona track Johnson
With Aleix Vidal's future looking increasingly uncertain at Barcelona, the club are in the market for a veteran right-back in January. And, so say Mundo Deportivo, Stoke and England defender Glen Johnson is on their list.
Johnson sent tongues wagging when he was called up by England boss Gareth Southgate before pulling out of the squad through...