Stoke City boss Tony Pulis is delighted with their deal for Steven N'Zonzi.

Pulis hinted at a Charlie Adam and Nzonzi midfield partnership by praising the former's debut n the 2-2 draw at Wigan on Saturday and the latter's arrival from Blackburn Rovers late on Friday.

"I'm pleased with that one," he said of 23-year-old Nzonzi. "He's a young player who's a very, very good passer of the ball. He keeps it ticking over and doesn't give it away.

"Charlie did smashing. He can keep the ball and play it simple. We are creating the chances, it's just taking them."