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Paul Lambert | Midfielder

Team: Stoke City

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Stoke City will be heading down and one of the concerning things about their plans for Week 38 is that they don't have any kids to play in advance of a season in the Championship.
One of the many criticisms of Stoke City's approach to squad building in recent years is their inability to develop players at the youth level. They have picked off the occasional younger player from a bigger club who wasn't going to make it to the first team at Manchester United like Ryan Shawcross. They have also identified the occasional up-and-comer from the Championship like Jack Butland but their own academy has produced very little. As they face a season (or more) in the Championship and the likely defection of veterans like Xherdan Shaqiri, Peter Crouch, Butland, Bruno Martins Indi, and the like on higher wages, the lack of promising young players to fill the gaps inexpensively will become a higher profile issue. May 11 - 1:30 PM
Source: BBC Sport