Stoke City: No loan moves for Kenwyne Jones and Wilson Palacios, says Tony Pulis
STOKE City have rejected approaches for Kenwyne Jones and Wilson Palacios from Leicester City and Hull City respectively.
Manager Tony Pulis has declined to let either go out on loan because he insists both still have a potential part to play at the Britannia.
Jones has just two substitute appearances to his name in the Premier League this season and has only started five this calendar year.
But Pulis stated: "Kenwyne will not be going anywhere."
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He added: "I haven't seen any other Premier League clubs selling players. There's been lots of inquiries about lots of players, but at the moment we want to look after ourselves.
"We had 25 in our Premier League squad and then let Jermaine Pennant go on loan to Wolves, so we don't want to be letting others go and then picking up three or four injuries."
Hull boss Steve Bruce, who managed Palacios at both Birmingham and Wigan, inquired about taking the Honduras international on loan.
But Pulis has decided to hang on to the 28-year-old midfielder, at least for now, after seeing a rapid improvement in training.
That culminated in Palacios returning to the matchday 18 last Saturday, for the first time since the end of August, and then appearing as a late substitute at Old Trafford.
"He's trained really well over the last six weeks and got his levels of fitness up again," Pulis revealed.
Glenn Whelan trained tentatively without any reaction yesterday as he begins his comeback from a recent hamstring injury.
"He will be touch and go for the Sunderland game on Saturday," said Pulis.
DEFENDER Danny Higginbotham has had his loan spell at Ipswich extended for a further two months.