captain and centre back for Stoke City, is out”

Ben Wilmot, the captain and centre back for Stoke City, is expected to be out of the team for at least three months, according to StokeonTrent Live.
Wilmot, 23, was out for Stoke City’s most recent match against Leicester City due to a knee injury sustained when he clashed with the post during the team’s 1-0 loss to Southampton at home.

It appears like Wilmot will be sidelined for the next three months due to an extended injury that prevented him from playing till the end of the previous season.

In an interview with StokeonTrent Live, Potters manager Alex Neil discussed Wilmot:


“I think everyone will know how highly I appreciate Ben since he has played every single match for me when he has been available while I’ve been here.

“I think we need to develop his leadership skills, so we made him captain for the cup match against Bournemouth.” I believe he have that quality. Therefore, it is a huge blow to both of us and him that he has this injury today.


Ciaran Clark, a free agency defender, was signed by Stoke City yesterday, so expect him to start in place of Wilmot while he’s sidelined.

And with Tyrese Campbell, Lynden Gooch, Ryan Mmaee, Michael Rose, Enda Stevens, Emre Tezgel, and Lewis Baker all out with injuries, Wilmot joins several of his Stoke teammates on the sidelines.

The Potters are currently in 21st place in the standings after losing seven of their first 11 Championship games this year.

Wilmot out for Stoke City

Things just go from bad to worse for Stoke City this season.

They’ve already let up 17 goals this season, so losing what may be their finest defender for an extended period of time is devastating.

It’s a good thing that Clark has arrived. However, Stoke are going through a difficult period right now, and Neil’s time is running out as a result of mounting fan dissatisfaction.

After the break, the Potters take on Sunderland. They next face the Black Cats, Leeds United, and Middlesbrough in three challenging matches.

Neil commends the “aggressive” Stoke City duo in spite of Southampton’s defeat.

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