Potters plan to keep Jones

Coates rules out winter exit for Trinidad & Tobago international

Kenwyne Jones: Remains a key part of Stoke's plans despite struggling for starts

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Stoke chairman Peter Coates has rubbished reports suggesting Stoke could be tempted to part with Kenwyne Jones during the winter transfer window.

With the rumour mill in full swing, it has been claimed that Jones could be heading out of the Britannia Stadium before the end of January.

His failure to hold down a regular role with the Potters this season has fanned the flames, with it expected that he would be willing to consider a switch if given the opportunity.

Interest from Wolves has been mooted, while Saudi Arabian outfit Al Hilal are also said to be keen.

Speculation

Stoke are well-stocked for forwards, meaning someone is always going to be left out of the first team picture, but Coates says the club have no plans to part with any of their goal-getters.

"You always get speculation at this time of year," he told The Sentinel.

"Kenwyne Jones is a good player who hasn't been playing in every game, so I expect people are taking it from there.

"But he's a very good player and we want to keep our good players."