Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic admits manager Mark Hughes has the squad buzzing.

Begovic admitted the arrival of new manager Hughes had inevitably livened up Stoke's dressing room ahead of the new campaign.

"It has given everyone a bit of a fresh start and a little bit of a boost," he explained to The Sentinel.

"Everyone is having to go out to try to play well in front of a new manager.

"It's a new era, a new organisation and it's given everyone a bit of an edge.

"We have worked well and now you can see things are coming together."