Stoke defender Matteo frustrated with back complaint

Stoke City defender Dominic Matteo admits his back injury has been frustrating for him.

Stoke City defender Dominic Matteo admits his back injury has been frustrating for him.

He told The Sentinel: “I did pre-season and came back as fit as a fiddle, but then got the back injury and haven’t been able to shake it off.

“I have been having injections in my back but, if they don’t work, I might need an operation because I want to get fit.

“But I go in most mornings, so I know the atmosphere around the place is good.

“The club is in a good position, but I am sure the manager will strengthen and bring in another couple of players in January.”

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