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Jack Butland | Goalkeeper | #1

Team: Stoke City
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/10/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 209

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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. Oct 15 - 11:05 AM

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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
Sep 2 - 1:27 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.
Aug 19 - 9:12 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
Aug 16 - 3:47 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
Aug 12 - 12:34 PM

Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland has completed a remarkable comeback from a fractured ankle to feature for the club in a friendly.

The England international played 45 minutes for the Potters in a preseason friendly against Burton Albion over the weekend after missing much of the last four months after suffering the ankle injury during an England friendly in March that caused him to miss the end of the Premier League season and the Euros this summer. Said Butland: "From a mental point of view as well, the last time I was on pitch I broke my ankle, so to get through that and feel what it’s like to be back on the pitch is really good...I concentrated on getting the swelling down and getting the movement back and over the summer. I came in two weeks early and there was always someone from the medical team on hand to help me through stuff."
Jul 17 - 8:36 PM

Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland has been given the green light to step up his recovery from a fractured ankle after test results came back all-clear.

Butland missed out on a place at Euro 2016 after breaking his ankle on international duty in March. Now, after three months, the 23-year-old has been told he can move onto the next phase of his rehabilitation with a view to re-joining his team-mates for pre-season. Butland posted an update via his personal Twitter account: "Had my final scan and have been given the all clear by the surgeon! Now I can push on and be fully fit for pre-season!" The news will provide a welcome boost to Stoke boss Mark Hughes whose season took a dramatic downturn following the loss of his No.1 goalkeeper. Back-up Jakob Haugaard conceded 9-times from his four starts, meanwhile, Shay Given ended up losing 4-nil in two of his three games after battling back from a knee injury.
Source: The Mirror
Jun 27 - 5:53 AM

Stoke City has been dealt a major blow after scans revealed goalkeeper Jack Butland has sustained a fractured ankle during the international break.

While the exact timeframe is not known, the injury is expected to keep Butland out for the remainder of the season while his place in the England team for this summer's EURO 2016 is also in peril with the keeper unlikely to be fit in time to make Roy Hodgson's squad, which will be announced May 11. Butland suffered the injury just before the end of the first half in a 3-2 friendly win against Germany on Saturday and needed to be taken off on a stretcher. Without Butland, the Potters will likely opt for Jakob Haugaard, who has backed up Butland in every game since Week 11.
Source: BBC Sport
Mar 28 - 6:48 AM

Jack Butland’s hopes of playing in this summer’s European Championships hang in the balance after the Stoke goalkeeper was stretchered off in Berlin.

Butland appeared to injure his right ankle moments before Toni Kroos put Germany 1-0 up and the 23-year-old looked distraught as he was helped from the field. Butland has been outstanding for Stoke this season but could have played his last game of 2015/16 – and with it ended his chances of playing in France this summer - if further tests reveal he has damaged ankle ligaments. Stoke will be sweating on the fitness of Butland with Shay Given sidelined following his second knee operation of the season - the injury leaves summer signing Jakob Haugaard as the only fully fit first team goalkeeper.
Mar 26 - 5:29 PM

Jack Butland had less to do than his opposite number but came up big when called on in Stoke City's nil-nil draw with Arsenal.

Butland made an excellent save on Olivier Giroud who had been put in by an incisive Joel Campbell pass. He later saved well on an Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain drive from the top of the box. The Potters were generally well organized in front of Butland and deserved their point against the league leaders.
Jan 17 - 1:19 PM

Jack Butland was heroic yet again for Stoke City, stopping a flurry of shots from West Ham United as the two sides played to a 0-0 final.

Make that seven clean sheets for Butland in his last nine league games, including such opponents as Manchester City, Chelsea and Southampton. Today, he racked up eight saves in the FPL game, though some match reports have him with as many as ten saves. The Stoke attack, which looked to have taken a positive step forward last week, reverted back to struggling again, with the absence of Xherdan Shaqiri perhaps a major reason why. Still, the Potters are grabbing points with stellar defending and it shouldn't be long before Butland overtakes Joe Hart for the England #1 shirt. He is a fantasy goldmine these days.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Dec 12, 2015 12:03:00 PM

Jack Butland put on a goalkeeping clinic today, making several quality saves to help Stoke City earn a road point against Newcastle United in a 0-0 final.

The Potters have to be given credit for their decision to sell Asmir Begovic and role with the young Butland as their new #1 this season. While Begovic is playing for the most disappointing title defenders in PL history, Butland has blossomed into a magnificent shot-stopper and he had three today that not may other PL keepers could have equaled. Jon Walters had the only significant chance for Stoke's attack and was denied, so it was the heroics of Butland alone that deserves credit for coming away with a point. One has to think he is on course to be the #1 for England in World Cup 2018.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Oct 31, 2015 12:57:00 PM

Stoke City may have lost 2-0 and been dominated in the process but they don't have Jack Butland to blame as he made a string of fine saves to keep Mark Hughes' side close.

While Stoke City's previous number one was losing 3-1 for his new team Chelsea, the Potters' new first stringer looked every bit the part as he made ten saves including a few exceptional ones. Butland couldn't hold back the tide though and with Arsenal dominating possession 68% to 32% and shots on target 12 to 4 the goalkeeper will have to content himself with an excellent personal performance as his outfield teammates continue to try to return to health.
Sat, Sep 12, 2015 12:08:00 PM

Jack Butland got a third consecutive start and made it two clean sheets in a row and in his three matches overall as Stoke City picked up a nil-nil draw at Turf Moor.

Butland is certainly making a solid case that Stoke City can cash in on Asmir Begovic and still feel good about their goalkeeping situation next season. Butland made a number of saves from Danny Ings shots as well as a strong volley from Danny Jones. The draw saw Stoke City achieve their highest ever point total in the Premier League with another week still to play. Things are looking pretty solid at the Britannia heading into the summer.
Sat, May 16, 2015 12:56:00 PM

Asmir Begovic is back in contention after two weeks out injured and Mark Hughes has been vague about his intentions in goal for Week 37.

All other things being equal, you'd expect Asmir Begovic to return to his starting job now that he's healthy and available again. Two things confound the notion that this is what will certainly happen. First, it's the end of the season and Stoke City don't really have anything significant to play for. Second, Begovic may be headed elsewhere this summer and understanding what they have in Butland may be more important than having the better, more experienced goalkeeper in net on Saturday. If you have to decide on your fantasy squad before line-ups are announced then it's probably best to avoid either Stoke City keeper even with goal-shy Burnley the opposition.
Fri, May 15, 2015 09:59:00 AM