ANOTHER first-team player who has endured injury frustrations at the bet365 Stadium, Glen Johnson will be aiming for a consistent run of games after agreeing a new one-year extension in April.
The former England international made an immediate impact following his switch from Liverpool in 2015, but injury cruelly struck him six months into his time with the Potters.
A frustrating six-month spell on the sidelines was brought to an end in October, when Mark Hughes handed him his first-team return against Hull City in the League Cup last season.
The 32-year-old has enjoyed a successful career to date, winning the Premier League with Chelsea as well as the League Cup with the Blues and Liverpool, whilst also lifting the FA Cup with Portsmouth – their first major trophy in 69 years.
A powerful and attacking defender, Johnson is famed for his ability to press up the field and get balls into the box, whilst he is also capable of netting goals for himself, although he is yet to find the net during his time in the Potteries.
Johnson made 25 appearances last term as City ended the 2016/17 campaign in 13th place, he will be competing for the right back spot with Phil Bardsley and upcoming Academy prospect Tom Edwards.