Mamady Sidibe is ready for his latest comeback at Stoke City.

The 32-year-old striker is still not sure when he can play his first friendly after failing to kick a ball in anger since being sidelined last October with a dislocated left knee.

Sidibe, looking forward to preseason, told The Sentinel: "I should be all right to do all the running with the other players.

"To be ready for pre-season training was the most important thing for me because it will be my first pre-season for many years.

"It went really well in France and I worked really hard in building up the strength of the muscles in my leg.

"The leg is strong, but I have to make sure it is stronger than when I made my last comeback."