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Stoke Supporters Fear New Signing’s Shirt Number Spells Doom for Fan Favourite

January was removed from an satisfying month for Stoke followers. A loss to Newcastle on New 12 months’s Day was adopted by an FA Cup Third Spherical exit by the hands of League Two’s Coventry Metropolis.

Hours later Mark Hughes was proven the door after a four-and-a-half 12 months spell on the Potters and incomer Paul Lambert watched from the stands as Stoke misplaced their subsequent match Three-Zero to  Manchester United. 

Their type has, since then, taken a flip for the higher and Lambert has seen his aspect by a win over Huddersfield and a draw to Watford however the Potters nonetheless sit only one level above the relegation zone.   

The deadline day seize of Senegalese midfielder Badou Ndiaye supplied an extra injection of optimism for Stoke followers, or so you’d have thought.

Since saying the £14m signing from Galatasaray on deadline day, followers have been lamenting a small however vital element. 

Stoke Metropolis FC final evening introduced the shirt variety of their most up-to-date acquisition through social media and followers learn between the traces and expressed their grief on the membership’s choice.


The quantity 27 was beforehand gained by membership favorite Bojan Krkić. The 27-year outdated product of La Masia, Barcelona’s famed academy, is at the moment plying his commerce again in his native nation with Alavés. 

It was lately reported that following the sacking of Mark Hughes the fan favorite wished to chop his mortgage with Alavés brief and return to the Guess365 area for a recent begin.



Nonetheless, it seems more and more doubtless that Stoke Metropolis followers are proper to worry for the worst and the membership have seemingly made a step in severing ties with the previous fan favorite.

Hopefully Ndiaye will put some minds at relaxation and Potters followers will expertise the emergence of a brand new fan favorite below the tutelage of Paul Lambert.

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