Belfast Telegraph

Potters new boy Jones set for scan

Record signing Kenwyne Jones will have a scan on Sunday after limping out of his second Stoke debut on Saturday afternoon.

The Trinidad and Tobago striker, bought for £8million from Sunderland, left Molineux on crutches after suffering an ankle injury early in Stoke's 2-1 season-opening Barclays Premier League defeat at Wolves.

The 25-year-old had made an explosive start to his second spell with the club by hitting the bar after three minutes but he then fell awkwardly after a Jody Craddock challenge 10 minutes later.

Manager Tony Pulis felt his departure had a big effect on his team, who conceded twice in quick succession before half-time to David Jones and Steven Fletcher.

"He has got a scan and X-rays tomorrow (Sunday)," said Pulis. "It's just above his ankle.

"We had a really good start and then Kenwyne went off and it just took the wind out of our sails. We dropped off so deep, it was embarrassing."

Stoke replied with an Abdoulaye Faye header after 55 minutes but Wolves created the better chances throughout and claimed a deserved victory.

Manager Mick McCarthy has attempted to rejuvenate his side for their second season back in the top division by bringing in four new players.

Fletcher's debut goal gave an instant return on the reported £6.5million spent to recruit him from Burnley while Jelle van Damme also shone on his first appearance. Their other high-profile new signing, Stephen Hunt, did not feature due to injury.

McCarthy said: "I'm very pleased with them both, I thought the two lads were great."


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