Stoke City suffered a 3-1 defeat at Brentford on Saturday afternoon in Nathan Jones’ first match in charge of the Potters.
Jones would have known that it was not going to be straightforward when he took the post and Brentford were the better team on the afternoon.
Stoke’s back four struggled in the English capital, with Ryan Shawcross and Ashley Williams putting in poor performances at the heart of the defence.
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The Stoke fans were also hugely disappointed with the display of Erik Pieters, however, and had no problem showing their emotion on social media.
Indeed, many of the Championship club’s supporters have called on Jones to sell Pieters either this month or at the end of the campaign.
The 30-year-old joined Stoke from PSV Eindhoven in 2013 and has made more than 200 appearances for the Potters in all competitions.
The Stoke fans, however, want the 6ft ace to be sold if the club are to move forward.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
What if I want Shawcross AND Pieters out? ?
— SCFC65! (@scfc65) January 12, 2019
Definitely need a new defence , shawcross and Williams not good enough , pieters slowly going down hill , Bauer needs be rb , defo need signings asap
— Joe (@Joe05096955) January 12, 2019
He may not make big signings or changes this window but in the summer he will have to replace Shawcross, Williams , Bruno and Pieters
— Wayne Thomas (Tommo)???????STOKE CITY FC (@WTommoSCFC) January 12, 2019
I’m sorry but Erik Pieters has to go
— Elliot Hackney (@ElliotHackney) January 12, 2019
Nothing to be sorry about. He’s rubbish.
— Ronge Binman (@UncleRBenson) January 12, 2019
I’ve been saying that for 2 seasons. We need 6 defenders in
— LeeG (@leeg1972) January 12, 2019
— Rob in Tunstall (@Rob_in_Tunstall) January 12, 2019