Starlet set for loan spell
Stoke boss Tony Pulis says Florent Cuvelier has a chance of making it at Stoke but will be loaned out next season.
The 19-year-old Belgium midfielder is very highly rated by Pulis but there have been doubts over whether he has the physical presence to make it with Stoke in the Premier League. Cuvelier stands at just five feet, eight inches tall, but Pulis says that should not be a problem and if he is good enough he will go on and break into the Potters first-team. The youngster impressed when spending the second half of last season on loan at Walsall and Pulis says he will be sent out again to continue his development. "I'm more concerned about the fact he hasn't played any football," Pulis revealed. "If we think they are good enough, then we should be getting them out playing football. "That's why we got him out on loan to Walsall in January and he did brilliantly there. But until that point he was struggling in our reserve games. "It just shows that the quicker we can get them out into league football the better because it either makes or breaks them. "He's done smashing at Walsall and we will look to get him out again because he doesn't need to be hanging around the reserves. Wherever he goes, he needs to be involved, he needs to be at the cutting edge."