£14 million midfielder in line for Potters debut

New Stoke City man Badou N’Diaye could be handed a debut when the Potters visit the south coast to face Bournemouth tomorrow.

Having completed a deadline day move to the bet365 Stadium on Deadline Day, Stoke manager Paul Lambert says the Senegalese midfielder could be in line to start against the Cherries.

Speaking in his press conference on Thursday, Lambert said “Badou Ndiaye hasn’t trained today because he has to tie up a few loose ends, I will see him tomorrow when he will train.”

Lambert also spoke of how happy he is with his return to Premier League football as a manager; “I’d have snapped your hand off with four points from six in my first two games. We’ve also kept two clean sheets as well, which matches the same amount all season.”

Bournemouth host Stoke off the back of a surprise 3-0 victory away at champions Chelsea, where Eddie Howe’s side played extremely well. Scotsman Lambert said “I don’t think Bournemouth’s result will have any bearing on Saturday’s game.”

Stoke have no fresh injury concerns, and following Wednesday nights 0-0 bottom of the league clash with Watford at the bet365 Stadium, Lambert could shake up what has proven to be quite a successful formula in his first eleven selection.

“We will cause them problems by playing the way that we do and will go out to win.”


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