Stoke boss Hughes ponders Butland loan departure

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes is mulling over whether to release goalkeeper Jack Butland for loan.

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes is mulling over whether to release goalkeeper Jack Butland for loan.

Butland will not want to spend the season warming the bench, but Hughes insists he will only go on loan if the right deal can be done.

The Welshman said: "Jack's an outstanding young keeper and it's about making sure he develops. If there's not the right opportunity, and we don't think it's advantageous to his development, then he won't go out, he'll stay with us."

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