Monday 11 December 2017

Walters hints at move if Stoke fail to play him

Jon Walters isn't afraid to look elsewhere for employment if Mark Hughes doesn't consider him part of his plans next season. Photo: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
Jon Walters isn't afraid to look elsewhere for employment if Mark Hughes doesn't consider him part of his plans next season. Photo: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

Ireland striker Jon Walters has hinted that he will have to consider his future at Stoke if the early weeks of next season follow the same pattern as the end of this campaign.

Walters, who scored against Turkey on Sunday in an impressive cameo, was a regular under Tony Pulis but was largely on the sidelines for the last two months of their campaign under Mark Hughes.

"I've got two years left on my contract and I want to be playing," said Walters. "In the last eight weeks of the season I didn't play much, but I'm not a player who wants to be sitting on the bench. I'm a player who wants to be playing, and if I'm not we will have to address that situation."

Meanwhile, Derry City boss Peter Hutton has begun overhauling the squad he inherited from Roddy Collins by releasing Scottish midfielder Mark Stewart and Galwegian striker Enda Curran. Both were signed by Collins but have failed to make an impact.

Irish Independent

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