Stoke City: We'll miss Kenwyne if he goes, says Huth
ROBERT Huth says the Stoke players will be desperately sorry to see Kenwyne Jones leave, if he is sold to Swansea.
Stoke have turned down a £3m bid for the striker from the Swans, but his future at the Britannia Stadium remains uncertain.
• GALLERY: Match Action: Swansea City 3 Stoke City 1
Jones, below right, came on as a second-half substitute for Peter Crouch at Swansea on Saturday but, like the rest of the side, endured a disappointing afternoon as the Potters were well beaten 3-1.
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However, Huth says the striker, who cost £8m from Sunderland in August 2010, is a valued member of the squad.
He said: "I think the whole club and the lads would be gutted if he leaves, especially with the form he has been in recently.
"Either when he has started or come on, he has made a massive difference to us. He has scored a few goals so we would be disappointed if he did go, but it would be a great signing for Swansea."
Jones is in the last 18 months of his contract, but Swansea didn't look like they needed a new striker on Saturday as they coasted past the Potters.
Stoke frustrated them in a goalless first half, but there only looked one winner once Ben Davies had put the Swans in front four minutes into the second half.
Jonathan de Guzman added two goals before substitute Michael Owen grabbed a consolation in injury-time with his first goal for Stoke and his 150th in the Premier League.
Huth said: "We came here to get a result and it didn't happen so we are very disappointed. We just weren't good enough on the day.
They started the second half a bit livelier than we did and they punished us."
The defender said three goals didn't flatter the home side. He added: "Not really no. They took their chances well. You have to give them credit.
"They scored 49th-minute and we had to push on to maybe get an equaliser.
They cut through us a bit too easily and scored two more goals,
"I think all three goals came from our possession and us losing it, to be fair to them they punished us brilliantly.
"I wish we could have done that, but it wasn't to be."
City have conceded 13 goals in their last four league games, a statistic which Huth admits is a cause for concern.
He said: "We assess every game to try to get the mistakes right, but at the moment teams are cutting through us and getting a few more goals than they did.
"It is very disappointing, but I can't really tell you why or how.
"But let's give credit to Swansea.
"They are a good team as well."