Eve among new Academy hopefuls

Eve has moved to the Potters from Dandy Town Hornets in his

homeland and is being tipped for a bright future. The 16-year-old

was spotted by Stoke scouts while turning out for a Derby youth

team last season. Now the 6ft 4in stopper, who was also being

tracked by Manchester City, has been given a chance to make his

mark in a bid to win a professional contract at the Britannia

Stadium. “We are confident that we have a much stronger squad this

year, and that is due to the quality of the players we have been

able to attract here,” Potters Academy coach Dave Wright told the

club’s official website.