Stoke boss Hughes ponders Walters spotkick axing

Stoke City striker Jonathan Walters hopes manager Mark Hughes keeps him as their prime penalty taker.

With a record of missing five in 13 for the Potters, Hughes is considering a switch.

But Walters said after missing at Liverpool: “Yes, it is hard when you miss, but I was big enough to take it.

“And if I’m big enough to take the plaudits when I score, I’ve got to be big enough to take it if I don’t.

“After the game, I said sorry in the changing room to the lads and that’s it.

“The manager hasn’t said anything, but I wouldn’t have a problem stepping up again.

“I am sure there are other lads wanting to take penalties, but if the opportunity came up again, I wouldn’t shy away from it.”

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