Stoke City's Preseason: Preparing for the Upcoming Challenges

• Preseason has arrived, and with it, several matches are lined up for The Potters

• Preparations will be thorough before August to ensure readiness for the season

• Expectations are very high for The Potters in the EFL Championship

Stoke City's Preseason: Preparing for the Upcoming Challenges
Stoke City's Preseason: Preparing for the Upcoming Challenges / George Wood/GettyImages

For the training sessions leading up to the start of the EFL Championship, Stoke City is working hard to meet the expectations of their fans and to build a strong squad for the upcoming 2024/25 season.

Preseason for The Potters began on July 1st with a fitness assessment session in the gym, allowing old and new faces to reconnect. Under the guidance of Steve Schumacher and Chris Cohen, the team is focused on continuous improvement.

July Preseason Schedule

  • Thursday, July 11: Chester FC vs Stoke City
  • Wednesday, July 17: Cork City vs Stoke City
  • Tuesday, July 23: Crewe Alexandra vs Stoke City
  • Saturday, July 27: Stockport County vs Stoke City
  • Tuesday, July 30: Bolton Wanderers vs Stoke City

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Preparations and Expectations

Stoke City is preparing meticulously for these preseason matches against various English teams. The aim is to assess the competitive readiness of the players and to give a chance to youth players who might earn a spot in Schumacher's squad.

These matches will feature the new signings made during this transfer window, with more additions expected throughout July.

A long-awaited return has finally arrived, as we see Stoke City competing again with new hopes for the 2024/25 season. The ideal focus for The Potters will be working on the offensive zone and ensuring an attack that delivers positive results, particularly in terms of goal contributions. It's crucial to avoid repeating the mistakes of previous seasons. Therefore, the anticipation for an offensive signing remains high at Stoke City.