Â Stoke have taken winger John Oster on trial following his release from Reading. The 29 tear old scored twice in 76 appearances for the Royals between 2005 and 2008 and has had previous spells at Everton, Sunderland, Barnsley, Leeds and Burnley after starting his career at Grisby. During his time at Everton, as a young reserve player, Oster ended the career of another youth player, Mark Maley,Â by accidentally shooting him in the eye with an air rifle.
Â The Lincolnshire born Welsh international has received 13 caps for his adopted country, but has never played under current manager John Toshack, the last of his caps coming in 2004 when mark Hughes was manager.
Â Earlier this week, oster turned down a move to Championship Derby despite being offered a contract following a successful trial.
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