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Jack Butland | Goalkeeper | #1

Team: Stoke City
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/10/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 212

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Stoke City, who are mired in the relegation zone, let go of a potential road win after Jack Butland's own goal lead to a 1-1 draw with Leicester City.
The Potters came into the weekend with the league's worst record on the road, so even though a result at Leicester can be looked as a positive, two huge additional points fell through their hands. The first half offered little until near the break, when Joe Allen dispossessed the ball in midfield and quickly fed Xherdan Shaqiri, who sprinted into the area before slotting a low strike into the corner. Shaqiri now has goals in three straight. The Leicester crowd were not their usual selves and it felt like the Potters might see the game out, but a cross in the 70th minute that Jack Butland should have handled rather easily instead was directed straight into the net. To his credit, he made a couple of quality saves down the stretch to keep the match level, but he will definitely be upset with the game's most critical moment. Feb 24 - 9:30 AM
Source: NBC Sports

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Mark Bowen believes Jack Butland could be sidelined until Christmas after suffering a broken finger while training with England.

The assistant Stoke City manager revealed on Tuesday that he has spoken to Butland who said the break "is almost identical to one that Asmir Begovic sustained a couple of years ago" which incidentally, kept the goalkeeper out for around a month. "He seems to think the time limit, at the very worst, will be around six weeks," mused Bowen. "But if it manages to knit itself together, like we are all hoping it will, then he could be back before then - possibly in around three or four weeks." Lee Grant will deputise in his absence. And there was more bad news as Bowen also confirmed Geoff Cameron is unlikely to feature at Brighton as he is yet to train after sustaining a head injury during the build-up to game week 11: "He’s still had one or two problems with the concussion situation. We are waiting on him and are hoping on better news on him in the next 48 hours."
Tue, Nov 14, 2017 06:15:00 PM

Jack Butland looks set for another period on the side-lines after he was forced to withdraw from the England squad because of injury.

The Football Association announced on Thursday that the hapless Stoke City goalkeeper had sustained a broken finger in training. Fortunately, tests on Friday confirm the 24-year-old does not require surgery although he could be absent for between 4-6 weeks. With Butland out, goalkeeping duties will once again fall to Lee Grant. The veteran stopper signed a permanent two-and-a-half-year deal back in January after impressing Mark Hughes during his initial loan spell from Derby County. Despite Stoke’s shaky start to the campaign, Butland has been in fine form and had been tipped to start [ahead of Joe Hart] in the international friendly against Germany on Friday night.
Source: talkSPORT
Fri, Nov 10, 2017 01:23:00 PM

Stoke City failed to score for the fourth time in seven PL games, drawing 0-0 with West Ham at the Bet365 stadium.

There were a number of chances in the first half which were negated by opposition defences. Early on, Berahino threatened to end his 24 game barren run in the league but Winston Reid put in a great block to stop the striker. Later in the half, Jack Butland performed a spectacular save to keep out Andre Ayew's equally spectacular bicycle kick. Butland was again called to action in the second half, making a double save from Ayew and Lanzini. In spite of a combined 30 shots, both teams only mustered up four shots on target in all. The share of the spoils edges both sides closer to securing their Premier League status for next season.
Source: BBC Sport
Sat, Apr 29, 2017 12:15:00 PM

Jack Butland returned last weekend against Swansea and looks to be the starter for the remainder of the season as he returns from his long-term ankle injury.

It wasn't the greatest of returns as the Potters dropped the decision to struggling Swansea City but, in the long run, Mark Hughes will be happy to have his first choice goalkeeper back to full health. With safety assured this season, it is nice for Hughes to have the luxury of giving Butland a run of matches heading into the summer. Butland will be the starter heading in to next season with Lee Grant an excellent option off the bench.
Fri, Apr 28, 2017 10:33:00 AM

Jack Butland was an unused substitute last weekend and will return to the line-up sooner or later. Mark Hughes was non-committal on the topic ahead of the match at the Liberty Stadium.

While Jack Butland is the future of the goalkeeper position at Stoke City, Lee Grant has done well deputizing over most of this season. The decision facing Mark Hughes is when to reintroduce Butland. Given that Butland was on the bench Hughes clearly feels like he COULD play if Grant had been injured. That means that he is weighing the relative merits of an in-form veteran in Grant vs a more talented Butland who will need to get rid of some rust whenever he returns. Fantasy managers should be aware that the decision from Hughes could come at any time.
Fri, Apr 21, 2017 04:52:00 PM

Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland confirmed that he is ready to return this weekend after recovering from an ankle injury.

The future England No. 1 has not played for the first team this season after suffering multiple setbacks in his recovery from surgery. But Butland started for the U23 side on Monday night and came through the match unscathed, saying he hopes his next run out with the side will be against Hull City this weekend: "Obviously I feel ready and today was the last sort of box which needed to be ticked in terms of my rehab. I feel ready and am looking forward to going back to training and the next decision is now for the manager. Hopefully I’ve given him a headache towards the weekend having come through tonight. I’ll get ready for the weekend and then we will see."
Tue, Apr 11, 2017 11:05:00 AM

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes gave a positive update over the injury status of goalkeeper Jack Butland.

The starting goalkeeper has missed the last 11 months after suffering a fractured ankle while on England duty last March. Since, Butland has suffered multiple setbacks that has seen him in and out of training but never back in the Potters' first team. But Hughes said Butland is closing in on a return in the next couple weeks after coming through his rehabilitation without a setback: "He could well be an option in mid-March. The feeling is he’ll be back very soon. He’ll be meeting his consultant in a week or two, that’s when he’ll hopefully be given the green light in terms of full integration. Once he gets that it will be a couple of weeks more maybe when he’ll be available for selection."
Source: The Mirror
Tue, Feb 28, 2017 04:55:00 PM

The return of Jack Butland has been delayed after the Stoke goalkeeper went under the knife for a second time in an attempt to cure his underlying ankle problem.

Butland has not played since fracturing his ankle in March 2016 following a succession of setbacks. Firstly, the 23-year-old was injured on the eve of the new Premier League season. Surgery was expected to sideline the goalkeeper for around two months, but a number of niggles and minor issues doubled his recovery period. Then, Mark Hughes revealed earlier this month that Butland was on the verge of a return. However, after being named in the starting XI for the U23s, Butland was withdrawn at the last moment after complaining of discomfort during the warm-up. Assistant manager Mark Bowen initially played down the problem, but the goalkeeper has provided his own update: "Happy to be home after spending a week away seeing another specialist," Butland told his followers on Instagram. "Although wanting to avoid surgery it was necessary to do so to get me back playing the game I love." No timeline at the moment on when he will return to action.
Source: Sky Sports
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 05:17:00 AM

Stoke City fans can breath easier knowing that goalkeeper Jack Butland has not suffered another major injury setback.

The England international was pulled from last week's U23 match due to discomfort in the warmup, and reports suggested the keeper had sustained another injury to his ankle. But assistant coach Mark Bowen confirmed there is no major setback as Butland recovers from an ankle problem that has kept him out for the last eight months: "He has had his MRI scans and as far as I’m aware it’s one of those where it’s nowhere near as complicated or as bad as the last time it happened to him...It would have been a crushing blow for him if it had been a major setback but at this stage, it’s nowhere near as bad. He’s just aggravated it a bit and we hope to see him back in the next week to 10 days."
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 04:20:00 AM

Jack Butland has suffered yet another setback in training delaying his return until next month.

The England international broke his ankle in Germany seven months ago and has been working his way back to fitness ever since. After taking part in pre-season, his ankle flared up again in training and Butland went under the knife on the eve of the new campaign, surgery which was expected to side-line him for around two months. However, Stoke will have to wait until November before seeing the goalkeeper back in action: "It's a little bit of a setback, but he's been re-assured again and it's not one that will be a real issue," said Mark Hughes. "It just means that in terms of his recovery, he's lost a week or so. We want him back as soon as possible, but we're not going to take any risks with Jack." In-form Derby loanee Lee Grant will continue to deputise with veteran stopper Shay Given providing the back-up.
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 11:05:00 AM

Stoke City have suffered a significant blow with the news that goalkeeper Jack Butland will require additional surgery on his ankle that will likely keep him out approximately two additional months.

Mark Hughes brought in Lee Grant from Derby County on deadline day to provide coverage over and above what he could get from the seemingly ageless Shay Given and it's a good thing. Butland will likely not be back until early November meaning that some combination of Grant and Given will likely have to hold the fort until then. Given will likely be the first choice in Butland's absence with Grant the deputy.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 01:27:00 PM

Despite the goalkeeper saying that he is "fine" Mark Hughes has decided to rest him for another week.

It is reasonable to presume that Shay Given will get a second consecutive start with Jack Butland still on the sidelines for one more week. With Manchester City the opposition, it probably isn't the time to take a risk on the Stoke City goalkeeper regardless of it being Butland, Given or anyone else.
Fri, Aug 19, 2016 09:12:00 AM

Stoke received an unexpected boost today when assistant manager Mark Bowen confirmed Jack Butland could be ready for a return to action this weekend.

The Potters feared the worst on Friday when Butland was sent for tests after complaining of pain in his ankle, the same one he fractured in March, ending his hopes of appearing at Euro 2016. But, scans showed the injury was not too serious and Butland tweeted he would be "back soon" before Mark Hughes added "it should settle down in the next two or three weeks." However, it now looks like the 23-year-old has a chance of facing Manchester City in the early kick off on Saturday after Butland was spotted at the training ground today: "He tells me that he is feeling fine, and depending on how the rest of the week goes there may even be a chance of him being ready for the game on Saturday - although I say that with caution," revealed Bowen.
Source: Sky Sports
Tue, Aug 16, 2016 03:47:00 PM

Jack Butland picked up an ankle injury in training late in the week and will miss the Potters' Week 1 visit to newly promoted Middlesbrough.

With Butland out of action for at least a week Mark Hughes will be forced to choose between veteran Shay Given and Jakob Haugaard. With Boro having invested heavily in their attack over the summer, the buzz from their return to the Premier League and the match being on Teesside betting heavily on whomever the Stoke City deputy is doesn't feel like a great choice if it can be avoided.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, Aug 12, 2016 12:34:00 PM