Stoke City manager Mark Hughes to ask Roy Hodgson to leave out Jack Butland for next England squad to aid finger recovery

  • Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland broke his finger in training on Friday
  • He then put in a Man of the Match performance for Stoke on Saturday
  • Mark Hughes will nevertheless warn Roy Hodgson against calling up Jack Butland to the England squad next month 

Mark Hughes will warn Roy Hodgson against calling up Jack Butland to the England squad next month as the goalkeeper nurses a broken finger.

Butland suffered the injury on Friday in training but was Man of the Match for Stoke City on Saturday, brilliantly keeping rampant Norwich City at bay.

His early-season form means England will look to give the 22-year-old the nod to be Joe Hart's understudy for games against San Marino and Switzerland.

Mark Hughes will warn Roy Hodgson against calling up Jack Butland (right) to the next England squad

Mark Hughes will warn Roy Hodgson against calling up Jack Butland (right) to the next England squad

Butland was Man of the Match for Stoke City on Saturday, brilliantly keeping rampant Norwich City at bay

Butland was Man of the Match for Stoke City on Saturday, brilliantly keeping rampant Norwich City at bay

MATCH FACTS 

Norwich City (4-2-3-1): Ruddy 7; Whittaker 6, Martin 7.5, Bassong 7, Brady 7; Tettey 6, Dorrans 6; Redmond 6.5, Hoolahan 7 (Johnson 77min, 6), Howson 6.5 (O'Neil 86); Jerome 6.

Subs not used: Rudd, Wisdom, Grabban, Hooper, Bennett.

Booked: Whittaker, Martin, Bassong, Tettey.

Scorer: Martin 28. 

Stoke City (4-2-3-1): Butland 9; Johnson 6, Cameron 6, Muniesa 5, Pieters 5.5; Whelan 6, Van Ginkel 6 (Adam 79, 6); Shaqiri 7, Afellay 4 (Ireland 57, 7), Arnautovic 5 (Joselu 57, 6); Diouf 7.5.

Subs not used: Given, Wilson, Crouch, Wollscheid.

Booked: Pieters.

Scorer: Diouf 11. 

Man of the Match: Jack Butland.

Referee: Mike Dean 7.

SUPER STAT: Stoke City played former Manchester United, Manchester City, Inter Milan, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Liverpool players in the same against Norwich.

Hughes, however, would rather he stopped in the Potteries.

'He has got to be careful with it,' the manager said. 

'It was a big decision to let him play but he is a very positive young man and that's why I didn't have any real fear.

'There is an international window coming up and it's a good time to let the injury settle down.

'At the moment he is due to be very sore for a number of weeks so he needs to keep out of training sessions where balls are getting blasted at him.'

Stoke were indebted to Butland's string of fine saves and he is relishing the No 1 role after Asmir Begovic's move to Chelsea. 

The away fans sang 'England's No 1' at full-time.

Butland said: 'The Stoke fans have been very supportive and they sing it most games.

'I'm just trying to do as well as I can and hopefully that leads to a call-up.

'I've been lucky enough to have been there before.

'I understand it. To get back in that squad is a target for me.

'I love it, I can't ask for much more. I'm just looking forward to each week and that opportunity to perform.'

He's left a mark on new signing Xherdan Shaqiri, who added: 'Jack was unbelievable. 

'I'm happy we have a goalkeeper like this. He's still young but I can see how good he is.'

Xherdan Shaqiri (left) praised Butland after the Swiss made his Premier League debut at Carrow Road

Xherdan Shaqiri (left) praised Butland after the Swiss made his Premier League debut at Carrow Road

  

 

 

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