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​Record signing Shaqiri to make Stoke debut on Saturday

Stoke City club-record signing Xherdan Shaqiri will benefit from an extra week's full training ahead of his debut at Norwich City on Saturday, says manager Mark Hughes.

Shaqiri joined the Potters from Inter Milan for £12m but his debut was put on hold because of a one-match ban from a suspension the player incurred during Inter's Coppa Italia campaign.

"It would have been maybe a little bit unfair on him to have thrown him straight in against Spurs last week, so the extra time he has had with us will have helped him I would suggest," Hughes told Stoke's website.

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