Stoke boss Hughes delighted with 5-star Butland

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes was delighted with Jack Butland's performance in defeat at Crystal Palace.

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes was delighted with Jack Butland's performance in defeat at Crystal Palace.

There was little for Stoke to cheer about apart from a series of fine saves from Butland.

Hughes said: “Jack’s a good keeper. Everyone has been aware of him for a long time, but he needed to get experience of this level.

“He’s shown in a couple of games he has played that he has good ability. I thought he was our stand-out player in terms of having a confident and assured performance.

“That will do him no end of good. I was pleased with him. But we needed more performances out of the other guys as well.”

 
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