Giant forward is now first-choice at the Potters once again under Hughes.
Stoke City are set to offer front man Kenwyne Jones a new contract to stay at the Britannia stadium beyond the end of this season, according to reports in the Daily Telegraph.
The lanky Trinidad and Tobago international’s current deal with the Potters now only runs until June 30 2014, and so Stoke have made it a matter of urgency to start discussions with Jones’s representatives shortly about keeping the striker at the club for another three years.
Jones’s future at Stoke had been in grave doubt after the player was only used as a bit-part player at the Britannia last season under previous head coach Tony Pulis, with the forward managing to find the back of the net on just the three occasions in the Premier League last time out.
However, the arrival of new manager Mark Hughes to take over from Pulis earlier this summer has seemingly given Jones a new lease of life at Stoke, and the 28-year-old has responded in positive fashion by netting three times already in the club’s opening four fixtures of the new campaign.
All of which means that when the Stoke board meet later this month to discuss possible new contracts for players, Hughes is set to recommend handing Jones a new three-year deal.