John Mikel Obi was in action for Stoke City in their final pre-season game against Newcastle United on Saturday afternoon.
The former Super Eagles Captain played for 75 minutes as the Potters secured a 1 – 0 victory against the Magpies at the St James’ Park.
Mikel who was on target against Shrewsbury anchored Stoke City’s midfield and protected the back four perfectly.
Mikel has now started all Stoke City’s pre-season matches since signing for the club on a free transfer last month.
Mikel was replaced by Jordan Paul Cousins in the 75th minute.
Mikel and Stoke City will turn their attention to their Championship opener against Millwall next Saturday.
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