Ex-Stokies | Huth Humbled, Pato Scores

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It was a mixed weekend for Stoke’s former players.

We welcomed Ben Foster back to Staffordshire on Saturday, with the keeper playing 90 minutes for West Brom in the 1-1 draw at the bet365 Stadium.

Elsewhere in the Premier League, Robert Huth had a miserable afternoon- the centre back was booked during Leicester’s 4-1 loss at Old Trafford.

Cameron Jerome started in Norwich’s 3-1 victory over Burton in the Championship, whilst Ben Marshall got the better of Richard Keogh- Blackburn winning 2-1 at Derby, where all three goals came in a four-minute spell.

Ryan Shotton played in the heart of Birmingham’s defence at Loftus Road. Fellow academy product Karl Henry was an unused substitute for QPR in the 1-1 draw.

Steve Sidwell came on as a late substitute as Brighton recorded a third successive league win by beating Barnsley 2-0.

On Friday, Paul Gallagher’s Preston picked up an important 1-0 victory over Lancashire rivals Wigan.

Down in League One, current Stoke man George Waring was an unused substitute for Shrewsbury, with Moha not in their matchday squad.

It was a mixed afternoon for Martin Paterson. The striker scored his first goal for Port Vale, but the team from Burslem ultimately lost 2-1 to Bristol Rovers.

Tom Soares played in Bury’s win against Chesterfield, whilst Gabriel Zakuani was also on the winning side- Northampton thumping Southend 4-0.

There was joy for Matthew Lund too, as Rochdale recorded an excellent 3-2 win at Millwall.

Lewis Buxton was part of a backline that kept a cleansheet for Bolton. The Trotters slip down to third after a 0-0 draw with Bradford.

Jon Parkin played 70 minutes of Newport’s League Two loss at home to Cambridge, whislt fellow Stoke promotion hero Carl Dickinson played as 10-man Notts County beat Leyton Orient 3-1 to move to the fringes of the play-off zone.

Grimsby welcomed Danny Collins for a debut at Mansfield, and it was a successful bow as the Mariners won 1-0.

Michael Tonge’s Stevenage were unable to beat an Exeter side who were reduced to 10-men in the 24th minute. Exeter, who began the day in 23rd place, winning 2-0 at Broadhall Way.

Jake Dunwoody, currently on loan from Stoke, scored his first goal for Leek Town in their 3-2 victory over Chasetown.

In Scotland, Louis Moult was unable to follow up his four goal haul from last weekend, drawing a blank in a 1-1 draw for Motherwell at Partick Thistle. Clint Hill played in Rangers’ loss at Aberdeen, with Adam Rooney on the winning side at Pittodire.

Andrew Davies came close to scoring in Ross County’s goalless draw at Hearts.

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