Stoke boss Pulis pays tribute to Fuller

Stoke City boss Tony Pulis will farewell Ricardo Fuller against Bolton Wanderers today.

Stoke City boss Tony Pulis will farewell Ricardo Fuller against Bolton Wanderers today.

The 32-year-old has been a key part of the Potters’ rise from fighting relegation in the Championship to becoming an established Premier League side.

Stoke’s fans plan to mark his farewell with a minute’s applause after 10 minutes in recognition of his No.10 squad number.

Pulis said: “Ric has been a fantastic ­signing for the club.

“We took him for £200,000 and people then said he was a risk. But you look at the games he’s played and the part he’s played at the football club. He’s been phenomenal and a fantastic player.

“He is different, in every way. He’s just a different lad and a different culture but a great lad. He’s got all sides to him and everything in his make-up as a human being.

“You can like him, dislike him, love to hate him or to ­appreciate him.

“What you can never ­dispute is the role he has played for this club.”

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