Stoke boss relishing return of Fuller to first team duties

Stoke boss Tony Pulis is looking forward to bolstering his squad with the return from injury of striker Ricardo Fuller.

Stoke boss Tony Pulis is looking forward to bolstering his squad with
the return from injury of striker Ricardo Fuller.

The 31 year old, who has been with the Potters since 2006, has been
sidelined since April after undergoing successful surgery on an
Achilles injury.

Pulis told The Sentinel: "Not just Ric, but also Mama Sidibe,
they both have a part to play for us in the future when they get
themselves fit.

"That's why I named them and Danny Higginbotham in our Premier League
squad, even though they're still injured at the moment. That shows how
much I respect all three.

"As far as Ric is concerned, he's not just one of the best strikers in
our club. I still maintain that once he's fit again, he's still one of
the best strikers in the Premier League on his day.

"Whether he's starting a game or coming off the bench, he can do
something that's a bit special, something very few players can do, to
change a game."

Fuller is currently restricted to individual work with the physios
ahead of a possible autumn return.

Pulis added: "He's fine, but Ric is Ric and not really like any other
player.

"He will do it in his own time. But when he does, he's still got a lot
to offer."

 

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