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Stoke keeper Jack Butland sidelined with broken finger

England & Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland Credit: PA

Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland is expected to be out for between four and six weeks after breaking his finger while on duty with England.

Butland sustained the injury in training as Gareth Southgate's squad prepared for this evening's friendly against Germany at Wembley.

The 24-year-old will be sidelined until around Christmas time.



Mark Hughes: 'Berahino will play against West Brom'

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes says that Saido Berahino will play against his former club West Bromwich Albion tomorrow.

The striker signed from the Baggies for £12 million having played only five times for the club this season. Berahino scored 36 goals in 121 appearances for the West Brom.

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Peter Crouch to put away 'rusty' robot after joining 100 goals club

Stoke forward Peter Crouch (right) pulls out the robot celebration again. Credit: PA

Peter Crouch spoke of his joy at joining some of his heroes in the "prestigious club" of players to have scored 100 Premier League goals after the Stoke striker reached the landmark in Wednesday's draw with Everton.

He is the 26th player to get to 100 Premier League goals, adding his name to a list that features the likes of Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry.

Crouch told Stoke City Player: "It is a great moment for me personally.

"It is quite a prestigious club - some heroes of mine and some players I have looked up to in the past. It is great to be among them."

He added of his celebration: "I was under so much pressure to pull out the robot - to be honest, it was a little bit rusty! I think I'll put that one away now!"

He signed a new deal with Stoke in January that runs through to the summer of 2018.

Peter Crouch scores 100th Premier League goal

Peter Crouch celebrates after scoring 100th goal in the Premier League Credit: PA

Stoke City's Peter Crouch has scored his 100th goal in the Premier League in their game at home against Everton.

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