Brek Shea seals Stoke deal

Brek Shea is a full USA international. Photo: PA

Stoke have confirmed the £2.5million signing of FC Dallas winger Brek Shea, on a four-and-half-year contract.

Shea is Stoke's first signing of the January window, while speculation still surrounds the future of Peter Crouch, who has been linked with QPR.

Earlier, Rory Delap confirmed a loan move to Barnsley until the end of the season with boss Tony Pulis telling the club's official website: "Rory has been a bedrock of the progress this club has made since he joined us.

"It's important therefore that we look after those players who have served us so well and helped us to get where we are today."