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Marc Wilson is stretchered off during the game against Sunderland

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11:29 30th October 2012

City pair send their well-wishes to defender

STOKE CITY pair Peter Crouch and Andy Wilkinson have both sent their ‘get well soon’ messages to Republic of Ireland international Marc Wilson . . . after he was ruled out of competitive action for up to three months with a broken leg.

The 25-year-old suffered a fracture to his fibula during the second half of Saturday’s goalless draw with Sunderland at the Britannia Stadium.

The injury means that Wilson won’t feature again for the Potters until the turn of the year, and both Crouch and Wilkinson believe that the loss of the Irishman will leave boss Tony Pulis with an extremely tough void 

to fill.

“Marc has been arguably the most consistent performer in the squad during my time here,” Crouch said. “He is a fantastic player and a fantastic person too.

“It’s always horrible to see any player pick up an injury like that, even more so when it is one of your own.

“We will miss him for sure, but hopefully it won’t be too long until we see him back on the pitch again doing what he does best.”

Wilkinson, who is the most likely candidate to step in to the left back role, added: “It’s hugely unfortunate for Willo because he has been playing ever so well in that position, and he has made it his own over the past 

year or two.

“I spoke to him on Saturday night and told him that he has been arguably our best player this season.

“He is so consistent and he has two great feet so his loss will undoubtedly hurt us. Everybody here just wants to wish him a speedy recovery.”

Supporters can also send their well-wishes to the defender via our official Twitter account @stokecity.

Simply tweet your message to us, using the hashtag - #GetWellSoonWillo - at the end of your tweet.

We will endeavour to make sure that every message sent through to us gets passed on to the 25-year-old later this week.

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