Pulis hopeful on injured duo
Tony Pulis played down concerns over Glenn Whelan and Rory Delap after both men picked up knocks.
Last Updated: 01/08/10 12:49pm
Tony Pulis played down concerns over Glenn Whelan and Rory Delap after both men picked up knocks against Burnley.
Stoke won their latest pre-season friendly 2-1 but there were injury worries for manager Pulis after Whelan and Delap were taken off in the first half.
Whelan suffered a calf strain and Delap struggled with a tight back, with the extent of the problems set to become clearer in the coming days.
Pulis is nevertheless hopeful that his midfielders will be fine to continue their preparations for the new Premier League campaign, which kicks off away to Wolves on 14th August.
"Glenn's got a bit of a calf strain so we'll have to see how bad that is on Monday," Pulis told Sky Sports News.
"Rory's back locked up a little bit so we're hoping that'll be okay.
"Liam's (Lawrence) back locked up a little bit in the second half and we were close to taking him off, but he ran through it so hopefully they are not too bad."