Recent figures showing Stoke City posted a hefty loss of £30 million may force Stoke City to fast-track young prospects form the Under-21s as Chairman Peter Coates might overtime start to minimise the transfer budget. Still there many young guns at Stoke City, that Potters fans should not worry but rather embrace the chance to see home-grown talent shine in the red and white striped shirt of Stoke City.
Away from the uber-competitive and lucrative Premier League might have hurt Peter Coates wallet but it is a great opportunity to start to incorporate some Under-21s players into the first-team. Tom Edwards is a great example of a young player overtime beginning to prosper in the Championship, he had a tough debut against Manchester City and he wasn’t really heard of for the rest of the season. The Championship might be as competitive as the Premier League but its still of a high standard and physically is one of the toughest in the world, it’s why Premier League clubs often send youngsters on loan in the Championship to gain experience.
Tyrese Campbell is another example of a youngster not being used often by a manager because of the high stakes of the Premier League, Campbell has shown that he is a proven goalscorer at youth level, all he needs is the backing of his manager and he should have the confidence to score goals at senior level, Stoke City need a goal scorer with Benik Afobe on a dry spell of ten games without a goal and not many options within the first team, Rowett should take a look at Tyrese Campbell.
These financial figures might prove to be a blessing in disguise for Stoke City, Rowett might be forced to start picking youngsters for the first-team.