Stoke City Keen to Loan Out Keeper Jack Butland To Championship Club

Promising keeper has still to feature for the Potters since joining the club in January. 

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Stoke City want highly rated young goalkeeper Jack Butland to get more game time by going out on loan to a Championship club this season, according to reports in the Daily Telegraph.

The England international has only been at the Britannia stadium since the turn of the year, with Butland joining the Potters from Championship outfit Birmingham City on a four-and-a-half-year contract for an initial fee of just £3.3 million in the January transfer window, although that could potentially rise to as much as £3.5m depending on certain add-ons.

However, Butland has still to make a single appearance for his new team after being loaned straight back to the Blues for the second half of the previous campaign.

Meanwhile, so far in the new season the shot stopper has not even found himself on the Stoke substitutes’ bench under new head coach Mark Hughes, with the Welshman preferring to use Asmir Begovic as his No 1, while experienced Denmark international Thomas Sorensen acts as his back-up.

All of which means that Stoke now want Butland to go out on loan to a Championship club for the remainder of this campaign in order to gain valuable playing time, with the club expected to sanction such a move shortly.

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