Stoke Metropolis supervisor, Michael O’Neill, has named Nigerian midfielder, John Mikel Obi, amongst three gamers that significantly ‘want relaxation’ in his squad amid the worldwide break.
The opposite two gamers that want relaxation in Stoke Metropolis’s squad are James Chester and Steven Fletcher.
O’Neill mentioned this on Monday following his aspect’s 1-0 residence victory over Derby County within the Championship over the weekend.
Stoke Metropolis now have a 12-day lay-off earlier than they return to motion with a Good Friday journey to Bristol Metropolis and O’Neill says he’ll profit from the chance to offer his gamers time away from the coaching floor.
“We want the remainder, to be trustworthy, though we’ve got obtained quite a lot of lads away with their nations,” O’Neill was quoted by Stoke Metropolis’s official web site as saying.
“The likes of John (Obi Mikel), Chessie (James Chester) and Fletch (Steven Fletcher) specifically want the remainder.
“We may have a pleasant little restoration week this week, and we’ve got obtained a bounce recreation organized, sarcastically, towards Derby on Thursday for among the youthful gamers and a few of those that haven’t performed an excessive amount of after which we can be able to go towards Bristol Metropolis.
“I’m hoping that a couple of of the lads who’ve been out only recently – the likes of Sam Clucas, James McClean, Jordan Cousins and Tashan Oakley-Boothe – can be accessible once more after the break.”
Stoke Metropolis are presently within the eleventh place on the Championship desk with 52 factors from 38 matches.