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Rumour Mill-Are We Shotton to Pieces?

Speculation is rife that Burnley were looking for another defender, even before the shock announcement yesterday that we had sold left-back, Danny Fox to Southampton for a reported £1.8 million.

The defender we targeted would appear to be Stoke's 22 year old, Ryan Shotton and no doubt our attempts to bring the player to Turf Moor will now intensify since we are now light again in the back four.There is some talk of a seven figure fee involved but if the rumour is true we also face competition from Championship rivals Ipswich and Derby for his signature.

Do we have a problem now at left-back? Yes true, we do have Brian Easton and he must secretly be licking his lips now at the opportunity he has been given following Fox's departure. Ben Mee too can also play in that position but if anything happens injury or suspension wise to one or both of them then our options will be limited.

So what do we know about Shotton?

Shotton is a local Staffordhire lad, born in Fenton and he came through Stoke's youth ranks before signing his first professional contract for them in 2007.

A number of loan spells followed including Altrincham (2007-8), Tranmere Rovers (2008-9) and finally Barnsley (2009-10). He signed a two year contract extension for Stoke in September 2010 keeping him at the Britannia Stadium until 2013.

Shotton has made just 8 appearances for Stoke but does seem a versatile player. He can play anywhere across the back four and even on one occasion came on as an emergency forward and actually scored a goal in a 1-0 win over Hajduk Split in a UEFA Europa League game.


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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Friday August 12 2011
Time: 4:07PM

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Played 30 games for Barnsley at least so does have some Championship experience. But you cant help think we are looking at second best again and playing catch up. If Ipswich & Derby want him, they are bound to offer a better deal than we can ..correction will be willing..to offer!
turfmanphil
12/08/2011 16:15:00
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Well, if this is a real link and not yet more agent-fed Twitter, and if it comes to pass, let's hope he can strengthen our debacle-prone defence. Something clearly needed to be done, long before we sold one of the worst offending defenders in our leaky back four, if only to focus the minds of the others on their jobs, and not why the one on their left was earning more than them, despite being caught out of position so much. If we do lose out to Ipswich, let's also remind ourselves that they generated funds by selling Connor Wickham, while our Board has chosen to hang on to our young superstar striker.
Couch Potato
12/08/2011 17:01:00
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Whatever we do we must get shot of Amagoodoo/Bikey - 4 out of 5 goals had his mark on them so far. Let's find someone to give us our money back on him.
Mike Mada
12/08/2011 17:18:00
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Not for me I am afraid, need some quality players in.
8clarets8
12/08/2011 21:17:00
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Now suggesting Shotton on loan rather than purchase-Stoke have reportedly received loan offers from Ipswich and Burnley for youngster Ryan Shotton
turfmanphil
14/08/2011 16:30:00
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Also an injury to Rory Delap could potentially complicate matters, Shotton was introduced as a late substitute against Chelsea yesterday to provide the long throws that are pivotal to the Potters' game.
8clarets8
15/08/2011 10:22:00
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