Stoke striker set for loan switch

Kenwyne Jones, Stoke strikerStoke forward Kenwyne Jones is set to be loaned out to a Championship club after finding himself surplus to requirements at the Premier League side.

The Potters have bolstered their attacking options with the free transfer signing of Michael Owen this summer, with Tony Pulis looking to reunite the veteran forward with his former England strike partner Peter Crouch.

As such Jones is not part of the Britannia Stadium side’s first-team plans, with a number of Championship sides eyeing the Trinidad and Tobago frontman on a temporary deal.

Leeds boss Neil Warnock is in the market for a new forward after Ross McCormack suffered an injury, and could well move for Jones in the near future.

“We are looking for someone who can improve the squad, and we would love to get a striker in before playing Nottingham Forest on Saturday,” Mirror Football quote the Elland Road chief as saying.

“Most of the better players have already gone out on loan and, as it is, we can’t really replace Ross because we’re a bit thin on the ground.”

Leicester are also thought to be keen on Jones and will rival Leeds with a loan bid also.

By Gareth McKnight