Stoke boss Hughes has no doubts about Butland

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes has no doubts about Jack Butland, despite him conceding five in defeat to Liverpool.

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes has no doubts about Jack Butland, despite him conceding five in defeat to Liverpool.

The England Under-21 international has been involved in the last three games - coming on at half-time of the New Year's Day draw with Everton after injury to Thomas Sorensen - with first-choice Asmir Begovic previously ruled out for up to six weeks with a broken finger.

"It was a difficult start for Jack as almost immediately he has conceded through no fault of his own," said Hughes referring to Ryan Shawcross's early own goal which opened the floodgates against Liverpool.

"He will be an outstanding goalkeeper, we know that, he just needs to have more experience at this level and that is what I hope to give him in the coming weeks."

 
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