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UPDATED 10:09 30th September 2016

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A STOKE CITY legend in his own right, Ryan Shawcross will go down in history as one of the Potters' most impressive captains.

On his day, he is one of the most competent and brave central defenders in the top-flight and many will argue that his talents should have been utilised on the international stage far more frequently than they have been.

Handed the captaincy at the bet365 Stadium by Tony Pulis in his early 20s, Shawcross is the heartbeat of the current side with over 350 Club appearances under his belt.

He looks set to add plenty more to that tally over the course of the current campaign, and providing he remains fit and healthy, could very well force himself back into contention for a long-overdue England recall.

Injury problems hindered him in each of the past two campaigns, but now he is back fighting-fit, Potters fans can look forward with real hope and belief with the former Manchester United youngster ushering the side from the back.