Stoke are to apply for planning permission to increase the capacity of the Britannia Stadium to 30,000.

After a period of stability since earning promotion to the Barclays Premier League in 2008 the Potters believe now is the time to capitalise on sustained high attendances.

The club plan to fill in the south-east corner, currently occupied by the giant stadium video screen, to increase capacity from the current 27,743.

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