Rory's Stoke Deal Complete

Last updated : 09 January 2007 By Martyn Bowers
Delap, who is joined at Stoke by ego-maniac Liam Lawrence, broke his leg in his second appearance for the Potters - against Sunderland.

In my opinion, Delap was a comfortable player and could have done a job for us in midfield. I am sorry to see him go but we have a wealth of midfielders in our squad and I can understand Keane's decision to let a player reaching the latter stages of his career go.