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Hughes no ill-feeling towards departed Stoke striker Jones

Stoke boss Mark Hughes insists he has no animosity towards Kenwyne Jones following the striker's departure from the Britannia Stadium in the January window. Shortly before his transfer, the 29 year old was fined two weeks wages by the Potters after making himself unavailable for the league game against Liverpool on 12 January.

Hughes said: "Kenwyne was frustrated because he wasn't playing. I said at the time I didn't think it was the correct way to go about it.

"He will say he was justified because he got a move and a longer contract.

"He has moved on, we have moved on. I still felt he had a role here, but that wasn't to be. We made the move that was correct for Stoke City.

"Kenwyne is no longer a Stoke player, so I don't particularly need to speak about him. We wish him well but we'll try to get on with what we're trying to do.

"When you enter a window, the key is at the end of it you want to be better than you were when you entered it.

"I think we are in better shape now than we were at the beginning."

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