Position: Centre Midfield
Joined: 2nd September 2013 [permanent deal 14th January 2014]
Total Stoke City Appearances: 49 [as at 08/08/15]
Goals: 6 [as at 08/08/15]
Career Path: Cobh Ramblers, Manchester City, Aston Villa, Newcastle United (loan), Stoke City (loan), Stoke City
Stephen Ireland joined the club on-loan from Aston Villa in September before completing a permanent move in the January transfer window.
His Stoke career hasn’t really got going yet through injuries. However he scored his first Potters goal in the 2-0 League Cup success at Tranmere.
He also scored in the 3-3 draw against Swansea and he was a goal scorer in Stoke’s 3-2 victory against Chelsea.
Ireland is contracted to the club until 2017 after agreeing a three-year deal in April 2014.