Potters boss excited by Palacios

The Honduras midfielder, 27, has managed just two appearances since

signing from Spurs in the summer as he struggles for fitness. But

Pulis said: “He has trained with us over the last couple of days

and I just think he needs a mini pre-season to get himself up and

running. That’s all he’s lacking. “We’re trying to get him fully

fit as soon as possible, but he’s already shown in training what

he’s capable of doing.” The Potters boss also took time to praise

striker Jon Walters, adding: “He has already formed a good

partnership with Peter Crouch for us, so that just shows how well

and how quickly he can adapt alongside other players.”