Mark Hughes unsure on Jese future at Stoke City


Stoke City boss Mark Hughes has admitted he is unsure when Spanish forward Jesé Rodríguez will return to first team action.

The 24-year-old, who is on loan from Paris Saint-Germain, was disciplined by the club after Saturday’s win over Swansea for heading up the tunnel before the final whistle, after he realised he wouldn’t be used as a substitute.

“He made a mistake, he’s been disciplined for that. He understands it wasn’t the right decision. It’s been addressed.”

On the subject of whether Jesé had apologised for the incident, Hughes added: “Not in so many words because his English isn’t great.”

Jesé will miss Saturday’s trip to Spurs for personal reasons involving his baby boy who has fallen ill back in Spain.

“He isn’t available this weekend, which is a worry for him and everybody concerned”.

But with increasing rumours that the striker’s loan deal will be terminated amid interest from Real Betis, Hughes remains unsure of Jesé’s future at the club.

“Obviously at the moment we aren’t quite sure when Jesé will be back, but he’s very much my thoughts.

“My intention was to involve him more, along with other players to share the burden”.

Jesé has made nine appearances for Stoke so far this season, scoring just the one goal against Arsenal back in August.


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