Stoke boss Hughes not ready to write off Palacios

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes isn't ready to write off Wilson Palacios just yet.

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes isn't ready to write off Wilson Palacios just yet.

The 28-year-old former Wigan and Spurs star poised to return for pre-season training in just over a fortnight to give new boss Hughes his first close-up glimpse.

"He will be back for pre-season training along with everybody else as things stand at the moment," said City chairman Peter Coates to The Sentinel.

"I know he has played for Honduras recently (in a World Cup qualifier against the USA) and so let's hope that has done him some good.

"Mark wants to have a good close look at everybody when they do return to the club because he wants to make his own assessment of what is in front of him."

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