Stoke City manager Nathan Jones expects a change in the club’s fortune following their poor start to the campaign with the availability of Nigeria midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo, for selection again, Completesports.com reports
The Potters are without a win in their opening two games of the campaign after losing to Queens Park Rangers and Charlton Athletic.
Etebo missed both games after returning late from international duty last week.
He was an immense figure for the Potters last season and was voted the player of the season by the club supporters.
Stoke City will face Wigan Athletic in their Carabao Cup First Round clash at the DW Stadium on Tuesday.
Jones believes that Etebo’s availability will make the team stronger.
“Etebo, McClean and Edwards are back now, so we’re in a better place than we were on Friday,” Jones told a news conference on Monday.
“We’ll be very competitive tomorrow (Tuesday) no matter what team we put out tomorrow. We have two players for every position now.
“We’re close to being a really good side. We were excellent at Charlton and I’m pleased and proud with how we played.”
By Adeboye Amosu