Stoke boss Hughes aims to hand new signings Gladbach chance
"We haven't got that much time remaining until our first pre-season game against a quality side who, by all accounts, have been training for a couple of weeks already," he said.
"We've got to make sure that condition-wise our lads are at a decent level and can cope with 45 minutes in the Borussia game.
"That gives us the option of giving almost all the squad at least 45 minutes."
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