New Stoke boss Mark Hughes is impressed with what he has seen of his squad so far.
Hughes told the club's website: "First impressions have been good.
"But first and foremost, I've been really pleased with the attitude and application - I think that's really important because if you've got a good group you can put things to them and try and work with them."
"It has all been very positive so far. We've got a day of testing and then we're off to France for four or five days, which will help myself and the staff get to know the players and them to get to know us."