Stoke sign duo permanently
By Patrick Goss. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
STOKE CITY have tied up deals with both Lee Mills and Steve Banks, after the duo terminated their contracts with their respective clubs and made their loan moves permanent.
Coventry City have agreed to rescind Lee Mills' contract to allow him to complete his move to Britannia Stadium and he will be joined by Banks (pictured) who has now left Bolton for good.
The duo will be a major factor as Stoke attempt to pull themselves out of the relegation mire at the foot of Division One.
Finally out of a glorious FA Cup run, City will feel that they can concentrate on the league for the remainder of the campaign, and perhaps replicate the form they have shown in the famous knockout competition.
"We are delighted they are both staying," director of football John Rudge told the club's website.
"Although they have been here on loan they are, in effect, two more new signings."