Date: 31st January 2013 at 6:35pm
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Stoke City have announced that they are moving closer to securing FC Dallas winger after the player was granted a work permit.

At a specially arranged meeting held at Wembley Stadium this afternoon, the club put forward mitigating circumstances to an FA panel and have been granted a governing body endorsement document that can be used to successfully gain a work permit for the 20-year-old.

The deal is now expected to be completed well in advance of the 11pm deadline as Tony Pulis goes in search of further reinforcements.