Stoke City left sweating on Kenwyne Jones


Stoke City are sweating on the fitness of striker Kenwyne Jones just days after he arrived for a club record fee.

The Potters paid Sunderland £8million for the Trinidad and Tobago international on Friday but he lasted just ten minutes of his debut against Wolves 24 hours later.

Jones limped out of the 2-1 defeat at Molineux with an ankle problem following an early collision with defender Jody Craddock.

“We will have to wait and see what the scan shows,” explained manager Tony Pulis.

“We don’t know the extent of the injury at this stage but the problem appears to be just above his ankle.

“The injury took the wind out of our sails because I thought we had started the game brightly. But then we dropped too deep and we really shouldn’t have allowed that to happen.

“For a 20-minute period after Kenwyne went off, we allowed Wolves to play where they could cause us problems and we also allowed them at the tempo which they wanted to.”

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