Mark Hughes gives Stoke City outcast Giannelli Imbula encouragement over future
Stoke City outcast Giannelli Imbula has been assured that he still has a long-term future at the club.
But boss Mark Hughes has warned his record £18.3m signing that it could be later rather than sooner before he returns to the frontline.
Imbula has failed to even make the bench in Stoke's last two outings - and Saturday's first win of the season leaves him contemplating an identical fate at Hull this weekend.
But Hughes was anxious to emphasis that Imbula has not been consigned to the waste bin - just eight months after his much-trumpeted arrival from FC Porto.
The Stoke boss said Imbula's... read more
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