Stoke boss Tony Pulis expects little transfer activity in January
Thursday 29 December 2011
Stoke boss Tony Pulis has indicated it could be a fairly quiet January transfer window for the club, with the focus more on outgoing personnel than new faces.
The Potters have faced the demands of Europa League football this season on top of their regular domestic commitments and Pulis bolstered his squad over the summer by making five signings, including the late trio of arrivals Peter Crouch, Wilson Palacios and Cameron Jerome.
With the Staffordshire outfit having since secured a place in the last 32 of the continental competition and currently lying eighth in the Barclays Premier League, it looks like business well done, and when asked about the prospect of further dealings next month, Pulis said: "We think we have got a decent squad.
"If people become available who we like, then if we can do something, we will.
"But there are one or two in the squad as well that actually need to play some football.
"We have to recognise that and see if we can do some business there.
"So there might be a few going out - whether or not we bring a few in will be determined by if we feel it is right for the football club.
"It won't be as busy as it has been."
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