Following his return to fitness, should Stoke start Bojan against Leicester?

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The Catalan is ready and willing to make his first start of the season on Saturday.

After undergoing months of rehabilitation following a cruciate ligament injury he picked up back in January, Stoke City's Bojan Krkic made his long-awaited return to action at the Emirates last weekend.
He played the final 15 minutes in his team's 2-0 loss against Arsenal, and having come through fitness-wise, the focus now turns to when the 25-year-old will be afforded his first start of the season.
Bojan was in inspired form at the time of his injury earlier in the year, while the prospect of adding a player with that capability back into his starting line-up must be a tempting option for Mark Hughes - particularly given Stoke's early season form.
  PositionGoal AssistGoalsTotal PassTouchesSuccessful Final Third PassesAppearances
Bojan FW 1 4 559 914 177 16

The manager has failed to settle on a consistent attacking core in the new campaign; often tinkering and switching the alignment of his three attacking figures behind the main striker.

Marko Arnautovic, Ibrahim Afellay, Xherdan Shaqiri, Jonathan Walters, Charlie Adam and Peter Odemwingie have all been tried and tested in the three attacking midfield roles, yet a consistent trio is still to be put in place.

Speaking in an interview with the Sentinel, Bojan insisted that he is now just waiting on the word from his manager to kick-start his Premier League career again.

"I don't know when it will be that I can make my first start, but I am ready," the ex-Barcelona man said. "I feel really good and I'm training really hard."

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