Stoke City boss Mark Hughes is eager to assess his squad this week before returning to the summer market.

He is likely to further strengthen his squad before the start of the season, but wants to assess the current players before making any decisions.

He explained: "We will look at it. I haven't had the opportunity to work with the players yet so I need to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the players we have.

"If we can go into the market and address a few of the areas that need strengthening then I might try to do that, but I might be pleasantly surprised and not have to address many issues.

"We are a good team that have been in the Premier League for a number of years now, so that helps me in terms of having a good base to work from."