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Stoke City News: Campbell welcomes fans support; Wollsheid joins futsal team!

Stoke City striker Tyrese Campbell is pleased with the support he's receiving from fans.

Campbell hit a hat-trick for the U23s in victory over Fulham as fans call for him to be given a Premier League chance.

He said: “It's nice to see your name in the headlines but I'm trying not to pay too much attention to it, just trying to carry on doing what I do and score goals, work hard and try to develop and push on towards that first team.

“This year more than any it feels like I've improved a lot. I've worked on my game hard in training and it feels like I'm getting the rewards.

“The messages from fans are nice to read if I'm honest. It's nice that fans are noticing and recognising what I'm doing with the under-23s. I'm doing all I can and I'll carry on."

Meanwhile, released defender Philipp Wollscheid is currently playing futsal!

The 28-year-old helped his local club Warriors Saar win the title in convincing style – beating hosts TuS Kirchberg 5-0 in the semi-final and TSG Bretzenheim, from Mainz, 5-1 in the final, the only goal they conceded all day – to qualify for an eight-team national tournament this spring.

Wollscheid insists he was only keeping himself fit, telling Rhein-Zeitung: “I don't know what is going to happen in the future yet. I will be 29 in March. In some countries the transfer window is still open but that would mean moving to the Middle East or China. I rule that out at the moment. That's not for me."

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