Marc Grocott - Stoke City

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Marc Grocott - Stoke City

Decision Time…

Today was the day that we were going to get told about our future at the Club. We got in early at 9:00am only to be told that we weren’t getting the news until after dinner so it was an anxious few hours waiting around. Finally the time had come to found out the verdict and what our future was to be at Stoke City.

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End of Season Howler vs Wolves

Match: Stoke City Reserves vs Wolverhampton Wanderers Reserves

I found myself with a start in this Reserve game against Wolves. We were again fielding a young side. Wolves had a fairly well experienced team on show and it was evident with their early dominance and possession but it was us had the first and best chance of the first half.

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Force Feels Potters Backlash

Match: Stoke City vs R.A.F

Again I started on the bench in what was a very young team consisting of mainly schoolboys who have been offered an apprenticeship for the upcoming season.

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Clash with the Valiants

Match: Stoke City Reserves vs Port Vale Reserves

We were in on Wednesday for a short session because on Thursday we had a Reserve game against Port Vale and a lot of the Youth team would be involved in the match either in starting or on the bench.

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Taking On the Terriers

Match: Stoke City vs Huddersfield Town

Match day and I had made the bench and was told that I was coming on for around half an hour. Half time came and the game was 0-0.

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Back to Full Training

Back in full-time training with the lads ahead of yet another game tomorrow against Huddersfield at home and I was hoping that I would get into the squad and make an appearance in the match.

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Away Against the Tykes

Match: Barnsley vs Stoke City

I travelled away with the lads up to Barnsley although not playing because Banko wants me to do the warm-up before the match and also to do some running after the match to help to get my fitness levels up.

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Prep For The Match

Preparation day for the match tomorrow against Barnsley so it wasn’t a hard session and we finished after dinner. Me and Banko went up to the Dome and played some head tennis to keep ourselves occupied for the afternoon.

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Convincing win over ‘Boro

Match: Stoke City vs Middlesbrough

Today the lads had a game against Middlesbrough. I did some running at a better pace beforehand as my ankle has felt better and stronger every day.

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More ankle work…

Monday it was more running and more ball work to see how much further my ankle could take me. We did some longer passing but still not striking the ball full-on as I didn’t feel comfortable about it.

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Twists and Turns

On Wednesday we started mobilising my ankle through massage and working it round the full range of movement providing there was no pain apparent. I also started walking and jogging today just to get the movement back in the ankle.