Stoke City set to be given Freedom of the City award

The award would be given as part of the club's 150th anniversary celebrations Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Stoke City are set to be given the Freedom of the City award, to mark 150 years since the club was founded.

Council bosses are expected to confirm the decision later this year.

"We are delighted and honoured to have been handed the Freedom of the City of Stoke-on-Trent," said Chairman Peter Coates.

"It is an enormous honour, especially in this our 150th anniversary year."