UPDATED 09:58 30th September 2016
Home shirt sponsored by John, Janet, Harry & Lauren Pickford
POUND for pound, Glenn Whelan is arguably the Club's best signing in modern day history.
A £500K capture from Sheffield Wednesday in January 2008, Whelan's progress has mirrored that of the Club's and he remains a pivotal performer eight years on.
A regular under both Tony Pulis and Mark Hughes, the 32-year-old is a huge fan-favourite with his work-rate and tenacity just two of his many qualities.
Capped 75 times by the Republic of Ireland, a handful of which came at Euro 2016, Whelan was bestowed the biggest honour of all when he was handed his country's captaincy for the first time against Serbia in 2014.
He has also enjoyed that role in North Staffordshire in Ryan Shawcross' absence, and despite age not being on his side, he still looks to have a huge role at the Club both this season and in campaigns ahead.