Stoke City assistant manager Paul Hart revealed to the club's official website that the Potters' technical staff are happy with Oghenekaro Etebo's performances at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations tournament.
Hart further revealed that it is difficult not having the 23-year-old in the club's pre-season tour as he plays a key role in the squad.
''It’s a double-edged sword really, because we are incredibly proud of him and what he is achieving, but it would be great to have him back,'' Hart said.
''We are so pleased for Peter though, he is a great lad and he will be back as soon as he possibly can.
''We will most definitely be looking after him and managing him correctly when it is he does come back.''
Etebo is the only Super Eagles player who has started and gone the distance in all the matches played by Gernot Rohr's men in Egypt.
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