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The Sentinel Mar 15, 2015
Stoke City: I was struggling in the warm-up, says Ryan Shawcross

Stoke City: I was struggling in the warm-up, says Ryan Shawcross

RYAN Shawcross has admitted he struggled to get through 90 minutes at the Hawthorns after being left out of breath during the pre-match warm-up.The Stoke captain was returning to the starting line-up for the first time since hobbling off during City's 3-1 win over QPR on January 31.He managed to complete the match, however, and later said: I've only trained for three days so it was always going to be difficult but I wasn't expecting to be so out of breath while we warmed up, and I was...
The Sentinel Mar 14, 2015
West Brom v Stoke team news: Ryan Shawcross returns

West Brom v Stoke team news: Ryan Shawcross returns

STOKE skipper Ryan Shawcross has been recalled for today's re-match with old boss Tony Pulis here at West Bromwich Albion this afternoon.Shawcross returns from a six-match absence after suffering an inflamed disc in his back.He gets the all-clear after returning to training this week with no ill-effects.He replaces Philipp Wollsheid in the heart of Stoke's defence after he failed to overcome the groin injury he suffered last time out against Everton 10 days ago.That leaves Shawcross resuming his...
The Sentinel Mar 13, 2015
West Brom v Stoke City: Ryan Shawcross admits his back has been a...

West Brom v Stoke City: Ryan Shawcross admits his back has been a...

RYAN Shawcross is vowing to listen more to his physios - and less to his heart - to try and avoid the kind of injury setback afflicting him since the end of January.Shawcross hopes to return to action at The Hawthorns today after missing the last six games with an inflamed disc in his back.He hopes rest and injections have averted the need for any surgery this summer - and vows to learn his lesson about playing on when the experts might be advising him to take a break.The 27 year-old club...
The Sentinel Mar 13, 2015
Stoke City: Geoff Cameron on standby for Ryan Shawcross and...

Stoke City: Geoff Cameron on standby for Ryan Shawcross and...

GEOFF Cameron is on standby for the heart of Stoke's defence at West Bromwich Albion tomorrow because of fitness doubts over both Ryan Shawcross and Philipp Wollscheid.Shawcross is being closely monitored after returning to training this week following a six-match lay off with an inflamed disc in his back.And Wollsheid remains a concern after limping out of the home win over Everton nine days ago with groin problems.We've looked at Ryan this week, said manager Mark Hughes. He's...
The Sentinel Mar 12, 2015
Danny Higginbotham: Ryan Shawcross shouldn't rush Stoke City...

Danny Higginbotham: Ryan Shawcross shouldn't rush Stoke City...

Ryan Shawcross will be one of those ex-Pulis players lining up against him at The Hawthorns on Saturday if he is given the green light after his recent back injury.But I'd preach caution here – and not just because I know the dangers of back injuries.I just think that unless he's definitely 100 per cent fit and in no danger of breaking down, why take the risk?It's not as if the team are struggling, or Marc Wilson and Philipp Wollscheid haven't performed well together in central...
The Sentinel Mar 11, 2015
Stoke City: Ryan Shawcross on course for possible West Brom...

Stoke City: Ryan Shawcross on course for possible West Brom...

RYAN Shawcross has passed his first road test ahead of a possible comeback into the fast lane of Premier League football at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.The Stoke skipper, who has missed the last six games with an inflamed disc in his back, survived his first training session back on Tuesday and was due to return for a second stint today (THURS) following a day off yesterday.Ryan trained and I suppose if I'm being honest he's working at about 70 per cent, reported assistant...
The Sentinel Mar 10, 2015
Stoke City: Ryan Shawcross hoping for Tony Pulis re-union

Stoke City: Ryan Shawcross hoping for Tony Pulis re-union

RYAN Shawcross is ready to pencil himself in for Stoke's re-match with old boss Tony Pulis on Saturday.But he admits his return from a six-match absence depends on how he fares in training this week after returning to action today.Shawcross, who has recovered from an inflamed disc, admits he has his eyes on The Hawthorns admitting: I hope so, but it's up to the manager and how I train.I'm training and then we'll see where we go from there. Hopefully, I'll then be available for the...
The Sentinel Mar 3, 2015
Stoke City: Ryan Shawcross weeks away from comeback

Stoke City: Ryan Shawcross weeks away from comeback

RYAN Shawcross' comeback is a matter of weeks, not months, away after recent back trouble.That's the verdict of boss Mark Hughes after Shawcross returned to the training ground after a week's rest away from the club.Shawcross has missed Stoke's last four games after suffering from an inflame disc in his back which had left the threat of surgery hanging over him.But this afternoon Hughes reported: "Ryan has come back and is very positive."He feels an improvement and that was the intention when we...
The Sentinel Feb 28, 2015
Stoke City: No timescale on my return, says Ryan Shawcross

Stoke City: No timescale on my return, says Ryan Shawcross

FRUSTRATED Stoke captain Ryan Shawcross admits it is difficult to predict when he will return from injury. The 27-year-old defender has used his match day programme notes to give an update to supporters on his progress from a back problem. He has missed the last four games, having played every previous minute of the season, and is out of today's home clash against Hull City (3pm). At the moment there is no real timescale on my absence from first team action through injury, he...

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