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We Could Still Have A Shotton Target!

Eddie Howe is still hoping to bring in Stoke City defender Ryan Shotton despite the summer transfer window closing yesterday at 11 pm. It had been hoped to seal a permanent deal but that clearly failed.

However it is now expected that Shotton will come to Turf Moor on loan. Football League clubs will be able to take up loan options in a week's time.

Shotton has featured in recent Premier League and Europa League games for Stoke and even found his goal-scoring touch as a substitute striker getting the late winner in Stoke`s 1-0 victory over West Brom on Sunday. He did seem therefore to appear to be in Tony Pulis`s plans and perhaps this is the reason for why a permanent signing failed to materialise. Shotton is also a long-throw expert, which appears to be an integral part of Stoke`s tactics with obviously Rory Delap being the number one choice in this respect so the permanent loss of Shotton might have taken away Stoke`s cover. Stoke had a busy day in the transfer window yesterday spending £22 million and bringing in Wilson Palacios, Peter Crouch and Cameron Jerome so it is quite possible a Shotton deal was not high on Stoke`s priority list and they decided not to proceed.

If a loan deal however can now be sorted out, there could be a possibility that Stoke may allow a permanent deal to be sorted out in the next transfer window in January. Let`s hope so!

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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday September 1 2011

Time: 11:11AM

Your Comments

Good if this actually happens. A back four containing three loans? Wonder if Burnley also refused to let Amougou (linked with Reading) go since he is the only other option along with Edgar now that Duff out injured?
turfmanphil
Good if this actually happens. A back four containing three loans? Wonder if Burnley also refused to let Amougou (linked with Reading) go since he is the only other option along with Edgar now that Duff out injured?
turfmanphil
Indeed good news if Shotty comes even if only on loan. Although I must admit to a sense of disappointment that we have not managed to get on contract a good defender and a good midfielder as a minimum of what we need. Just have to accept the situation which may improve with loans although EH does not seem to be looking any further than Shotty.
cornwallclaret
Indeed good news if Shotty comes even if only on loan. Although I must admit to a sense of disappointment that we have not managed to get on contract a good defender and a good midfielder as a minimum of what we need. Just have to accept the situation which may improve with loans although EH does not seem to be looking any further than Shotty.
cornwallclaret
Maybe he's not looking any further because he's tried his best to get him here before the window closed and failed but he knows he can get his target on loan in a weeks time, why spend time signing someone for the sake of it when Howe can get his target in a weeks time although it will be on loan,
Totally_Claret
Maybe he's not looking any further because he's tried his best to get him here before the window closed and failed but he knows he can get his target on loan in a weeks time, why spend time signing someone for the sake of it when Howe can get his target in a weeks time although it will be on loan,
Totally_Claret
Fine if EH can get Shotty in a weeks time, but I still think we need more signings and not just for the sake of it but to strengthen the team. It is looking to me that EH does not think we do.
cornwallclaret
Fine if EH can get Shotty in a weeks time, but I still think we need more signings and not just for the sake of it but to strengthen the team. It is looking to me that EH does not think we do.
cornwallclaret
Must admit was very disapointed Shotton was not signed up last night, A loan deal is better than no deal at all.
Grimsby Claret
Must admit was very disapointed Shotton was not signed up last night, A loan deal is better than no deal at all.
Grimsby Claret
LT saying today (Friday 2/9):BURNLEY expect to make Ryan Shotton their next signing once the loan window opens next Thursday. Stoke boss Tony Pulis had been reluctant to allow Shotton to leave before adding to his squad. But by the time he had spent £22million on bringing in Peter Crouch, Wilson Palacios and Cameron Jerome, it was too close to the 11pm cut-off to sanction the versatile defender’s departure. Burnley had been hopeful of making Shotton a permanent signing earlier in the summer, but I understand Pulis is now keen to tie the 22-year-old to an extended deal before allowing him to leave on loan, after successfully using him as an emergency striker following injuries to Ricardo Fuller and Mamady Sidibe. “We were trying until late on Wednesday night, but for whatever reason the deal didn’t come off,”
turfmanphil
LT saying today (Friday 2/9):BURNLEY expect to make Ryan Shotton their next signing once the loan window opens next Thursday. Stoke boss Tony Pulis had been reluctant to allow Shotton to leave before adding to his squad. But by the time he had spent £22million on bringing in Peter Crouch, Wilson Palacios and Cameron Jerome, it was too close to the 11pm cut-off to sanction the versatile defender’s departure. Burnley had been hopeful of making Shotton a permanent signing earlier in the summer, but I understand Pulis is now keen to tie the 22-year-old to an extended deal before allowing him to leave on loan, after successfully using him as an emergency striker following injuries to Ricardo Fuller and Mamady Sidibe. “We were trying until late on Wednesday night, but for whatever reason the deal didn’t come off,”
turfmanphil
 

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