Hill hoping to be back in the first team

Last updated : 20 January 2005 By Rob Stanway
"I'm never confident about getting straight back into the side because there is competition for places but I've worked hard the last two weeks and hopefully that will be noticed," he told the official website.

"I was stupid really for getting sent-off the way I did. The suspension came at a bad time for me because I feel I was getting stronger and stronger and playing well.

"I'll be happy to get on the bench against Leeds but if I get a run-out that will be even better."

Clint Hill (Stoke) appearances
01/01/2005ChampionshipNottm. Forest1-0Stoke City0R
28/12/2004ChampionshipIpswich Town1-0Stoke City0
26/12/2004ChampionshipStoke City0-0Preston N.E.0Y
17/12/2004ChampionshipBrighton & HA0-1Stoke City0
11/12/2004ChampionshipStoke City1-0Coventry City0
04/12/2004ChampionshipWatford0-1Stoke City0
27/11/2004ChampionshipStoke City0-1Sunderland0
20/11/2004ChampionshipPlymouth Arg.0-0Stoke City0
02/11/2004ChampionshipStoke City0-1Wigan Ath.0
30/10/2004ChampionshipStoke City1-0Millwall0
23/10/2004ChampionshipLeicester City1-1Stoke City0Y
19/10/2004ChampionshipWest Ham Utd.2-0Stoke City0
16/10/2004ChampionshipStoke City0-1Reading0
02/10/2004ChampionshipStoke City *0-1Q.P.R.0
28/09/2004ChampionshipLeeds Utd.0-0Stoke City0
25/09/2004ChampionshipBurnley2-2Stoke City0
18/09/2004ChampionshipStoke City0-0Nottm. Forest0
28/08/2004ChampionshipCardiff City0-1Stoke City0
24/08/2004League CupOldham Ath.2-1Stoke City0
Appearances 18 (* + 1 as sub); Goals 0; Yellow cards 2; Red cards 1