Stoke City boss Tony Pulis is delighted midfielder John Eustace has declared himself fit for pre-season training.
The 26-year-old has been out of action for 16 months because of a persistent knee problem.
"He has been dogged by a lot of injuries but people tell me he has now come back and looks fit and strong," Pulis told the Stoke Sentinel.
"We'll do all we can to get him right because it really will be like having a new signing."
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