Stoke City Misfit Brek Shea Eyes Loan Exit This January

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Stoke City winger Brek Shea has admitted that he is looking to leave the club on loan in order to get his career back on track after failing to impress new boss Mark Hughes since he took over in the summer, the Mirror reports.

The United States international has even failed to make it on to the bench for any of the club’s Premier League games this season. His only appearance so far came in the Capital One Cup clash against Walsall and even then he was subbed off at half time.

The 23-year-old had been hoping to secure a loan switch to Derby County, but the move fell through when the Championship side sacked manager Nigel Clough last week.

Hughes’ predecessor Tony Pulis bought Shea from Major League Soccer side FC Dallas in January for £2.5m, but the player has now admitted that he has to leave in order to secure a place within the United States squad that will head to the World Cup in Brazil next summer.

“I’ve got to get playing, whether here or on loan somewhere,” the American wide man said.

“It’s up to the gaffer and hopefully he tells me something soon.”

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