Ireland is again playing first team football after two years in the wilderness at Aston Villa.
"I'm grateful to Stoke, to the manager, for bringing me here and I am going to make sure I make the most of my opportunity.
"We're trying to get the ball down and trying to play the right way. It suits me that we are trying to play football, that's why I am enjoying myself and have got a smile on my face again."
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