Pulis won't rush Shawcross return

15 April 2010 10:58
Stoke City manager Tony Pulis insists he will not be rushing Ryan Shawcross back into action following injury and suspension.[LNB] The talented defender has not featured for The Potters since his infamous tackle with Aaron Ramsey that left the Arsenal starlet with a broken leg.[LNB]Pulis is eager for Shawcross to feature between now and the end of the season to boost his chances of making the England's squad for South Africa.[LNB]The Potters boss has confirmed Shawcross picked up a fresh injury to his foot in training, although he does not believe the injury to be too serious.[LNB]While Pulis is keen to have Shawcross back in his side as soon as possible he is against rushing him back into action and suffering a new setback.[LNB]"He's hurt his foot again," he told The Sentinel.[LNB]"He's gone in for a challenge in training and had a kick right on the spot, so there's no way we could risk him again.[LNB]"He's a very important player for us and we are determined to go carefully with him.[LNB]"We want him to go with England to South Africa, and if that were to happen it would be a great achievement for the lad and for the football club.[LNB]"But our priority is the team, and it won't do Ryan any good to put him back in before he's really ready."

Source: Team_Talk