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Mark Hughes probably won't be happy with these Marc Wilson tweets

The Irish international appeared to criticise the club’s lack of defensive training.

MARC WILSON MAY have just landed himself in hot water.

The Stoke defender had a difficult time last season, as injuries and indifferent form meant the 28-year-old made just four Premier League appearances in total last season.

And the Antrim native’s latest comments are unlikely to endear himself to manager Mark Hughes.

During a Twitter Q and A, the Ireland international tweeted suggesting he was unhappy with the lack of defensive training at the club under Stoke.

Tweet by @Liam Hall Source: Liam Hall/Twitter

Wilson later added that the team needed to work on their defensive shape in the coming days and suggested they are no longer “a tight compact unit,” while adding that he deserved “more game time” in defence.

However, Wilson insisted that he was happy at the club and his comments were not intended as a dig at the management, despite many fans suggesting he was unwise to be so brutally honest on a public forum.

Nevertheless, despite his controversial remarks, Wilson was selected — along with fellow Ireland international Jon Walters — to play as part of a Stoke XI this afternoon against Rhyl today, while Glenn Whelan and others featured against German side Hamburg around the same time many miles away.

And while the Potters lost 1-0 in Germany, their colleagues in Wales won 6-0, with Walters claiming a first-half hat-trick.

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