Stoke City Celebrates Their Left-Back's Birthday

• Enda Stevens turned 34 on July 9th

• Preseason will be crucial to assess players' performance

• The start of the competition is approaching for Stoke City

Stoke City Celebrates Their Left-Back's Birthday
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Stoke City is gearing up for an incredibly important season. The Steel Team Masters are determined to compete at the highest level in the EFL Championship, aiming to achieve the expected results and fight for a spot in the Premier League once again.

For this reason, it is crucial to maintain a positive atmosphere within the squad. Since the start of the preseason on July 1st, the team has been working hard to ensure optimal performance and to be in the best shape possible for the start of the season. The upcoming friendly matches, beginning on July 11th, will provide a glimpse into the team's progress.

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Happy 34th Birthday, Enda Stevens!

Stoke City celebrated the birthday of their Irish left-back, Enda Stevens, who joined the team last season from Sheffield United. Stevens has shown significant promise, playing 21 matches and accumulating 1,546 minutes on the pitch in a Potters shirt.

The player also spent time in the important Premier League during the 2020/21 season with Sheffield United, where he competed in 30 matches and provided 1 assist, having a notable career in England.

His contribution will be vital for the upcoming season with The Potters, although it is anticipated that his age might see him spending some time on the bench, necessitating a strategic rotation within the squad.

Steve Schumacher and Chris Cohen will need to carefully assess the physical condition and performance of each player in every match and training session. This evaluation will be essential to ensure the team is in top shape for the upcoming EFL Championship.

The friendly matches in July will be crucial for preparing the team, and it will be interesting to see how the players perform during this preparatory phase.