Ireland Ready In For A Trial For Bolton Wanderers

Stephen Ireland, the midfielder was capped by the Republic of Ireland 6 times. He is indeed one of the future’s best stars as he made more than 100 appearances for Manchester City. Ireland has had his share of struggles to obtain a place in the 1st team but was used in a deal with Aston Villa. James Milner was successful in heading the other way. Post his struggle for 1st team position, Ireland was with Newcastle United temporarily and then the movement to Stoke City did become permanent. Ireland was there close to 4 years and was let go in this summer.

Now, Ireland is on the lookout for another club and in this summer he went on trial with Bolton Wanderers so as to get a contract. But, despite his hard efforts, Ireland did not do much during the trial, which did not earn him an offer. This means that he is still an independent agent and on the lookout for a fresh deal. However, Ireland has successfully managed to do enough to see good old days ahead. As a result, the former star of Stoke City is now heading to Bolton for another trial for the 2nd time. The best part is that the club will not test his ability this time as they are well aware of his potential already and are happier with that. The trial has given a chance to Lancashire club to assess the fitness of Ireland and to check if he is all geared up for the Championship football.
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Ireland On Stoke City Chances

Stoke City midfielder Stephen Ireland believes that the club can still escape relegation. He said that the team has been playing really well during recent games and he believes that they can remain in the Premier League. He said that they played well in their last game against Arsenal and that they were a bit unfortunate to lose by 3-0. He said that the players fought well on that day and that they showed that they have improved a lot during recent games.

Stephen Ireland said that there are six games left to play in the current season and they should do everything they can in order to get maximum points. He said that it has been a tough season for Stoke City but it is important that they remain focus on the objective. He said that the players are aware of the situation and that they are all ready to fight in order to win games.

Stephen Ireland said that it is a big disappointment for him to not have been able to play enough games with Stoke City. Indeed the former Manchester City midfielder has been plagued with various injuries and has failed to make a sustained run in the team. He said that he would have loved to be more involved in the team and help them win some games. However, he admitted that there are some good players in the team and it is up to them to deliver the goods. He said that they are a good technical side and they keep on improving every game.

He said that we have reached a stage of the season where you need to get points quickly if you want to remain in the Premier League and it is important to fight for each point.


Stoke City would go up against Bristol City on Tuesday when both sides clash in the Carabao Cup. The Premier League side would be hoping to get some respite at the back of their loss to Newcastle in the Premier League. Manager Mark Hughes would also be looking at reaching the fourth round of the competition so his senior squad members are expected to partake in the game.

Bristol recently thrashed Derby 4-1 at home and they would be in high morale as they play Stoke at their Ashton Gate ground. However, they would be without Cauley Woodrow and Jonathan Leko. The coach Lee Johnson would hand minutes to Hordur Magnusson and Niclas Eliasson though. Read More…

Stoke City keeps hold of Ireland despite his season ending injury

For the 1st time in the entire playing career of Stephen Ireland, he failed to make a single competitive appearance for his club during the 2016-17 English Premier League season due to an injury that the Irish midfielder sustained back on April.


Coach Martin O’Neill remains focused on Wes Hoolahan as he plays to the strength of players in the squad.

The manager has recognized the ability of the player so he would keep him close though he prefers to play with the midfield options he has.


Once upon a time a decade ago, there was a youngster called Stephen Ireland.

The Republic of Ireland played Wales in a Euro qualifier in Dublin. Bale was then with Southampton as a youngster but he showed potential of growing into something extraordinary. He was just 17 year old.

Is Al Jazira still interested in signing Stephen Ireland?

In the early stages of 2016, the Irish midfielder Stephen Ireland was believed to be nearing a move to the Arab Emirates as rumors were linking him with Al Jazira as the club was attempting to replace the Brazilian midfielder ThiagoNeves.


Thirty-year old Stephen Ireland’s career seems to be over as he has failed to live up to the hype when he started his career.

The Corkman seemed to be on the path to being a legend but all of that has failed to happen. The veteran has shared the dressing room with numerous players who have gone on to become stars in their own right.


Some players share the same names as their countries.

One common example is Irish professional footballer who plays for Premier League side Stoke City, Stephen Ireland. The player’s surname is the same as his nationality. Another is ex-Hellas Verona midfielder, Vincenzo Italiano whose surname is his nationality in his native language.

Mark Hughes Still Confident of Top 10 Finish at Stoke City

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes believes that he is still capable of delivering a top ten finish this season despite having no victories even after five games into the campaign.

The home match against West Brom on Saturday was a great opportunity for the club to get the first league win under way. However, it was not to be as the two teams could only manage a 1-1 draw. As a result, the club remain just one place above the bottom of the table and are fast being pulled into a relegation battle even at this early stage in the campaign.

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