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Bowen: Given influence is fantastic for Stoke keeper Butland

Mark Bowen believes that Jack Butland is benefitting a lot from the presence of Shay Given.

Butland has enjoyed a fine start to the season for Stoke City and assistant manager Bowen believes that the presence of veteran goalkeeper Given is rubbing off on the England international.

Bowen said: "He's (Given) been fantastic in the dressing room and on the training ground. I think he's the perfect foil for Jack because he's got such good habits than Jack can learn from.

"It's a tight call (v Luton) between Shay and Jakob, but I imagine Shay would get the start and that's reward for the work he's doing."

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