The Stoke City manager Tony Pulis has confirmed that the former Tottenham and Wigan Athletic midfielder Wilson Palacios remains part of his plans, despite the midfielder not getting regular first team action since completing his £ 6 million move from Tottenham a few seasons back.

The Honduras defender was rumoured to be the major signing for Stoke City in their efforts to get to the European spot. However, the midfielder has struggled for both form and fitness during his time at the Britannia stadium, which have begun rumours that he will be subject to bids from the Championship club Hull City.

It is thought that the Hull city manager Steve Bruce enquired with the Stoke city manager Tony Pulis about the possibility of taking Wilson Palacios on a season long loan deal till the end of the season. The 28-year-old has spent most of the time since coming to Stoke on the bench. However, Pulis has decided that he will be utilising the midfielder more often in the future given that he has made rapid progress in training. He was a late substitute for Stoke in the 4-2 defeat at the hands of Manchester United at Old Trafford.

“He’s trained really well over the last six weeks and got his levels of fitness up again. He might be involved if Glenn isn’t fit. It might be Wilson’s chance. He’s trained better, it’s just taken him more time. He’s had a real, real bad injury that he got over, but then unfortunately he hurt it again. We have had to be patient with him, but he’s been a great lad around the place,” said the Stoke city manager. The club will be preparing to visit West Ham United on Tuesday night looking only for the second win of the season.