Stoke boss Mark Hughes is excited at the prospect of taking his squad to Dubai for a short break to prepare for the remainder of the campaign. The Potters will spend six days training in the Emirates before returning for matches against Manchester City and Arsenal.
"I think a lot of clubs are doing it at this time of year because as we all know, the weather is compromising a lot of things.
"From our point of view, as a football club, it's difficult at the training ground at the moment because the pitches aren't in good condition and you can't do the work you want to do.
"At least we won't have any issue in that regard (in Dubai). We will have a decent surface to get some quality work done and be ready for the challenges ahead of us."
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