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Stoke prepared for relegation if needed

Chief executive Tony Scholes says Stoke City have a plan in place should they be relegated. Clubs dropping down from the top flight will get a reported £60million in parachute payments but Scholes does not think it will come to that.

"We are absolutely focused on staying in the Premier League and all of our plans are on that basis," Scholes told Sky Sports News.

"However, I wouldn't be doing my job if we weren't aware of the financial impact and full impact of the alternative."

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