Cress Not Well For Hull As Stoke Step In

Last updated : 02 August 2007 By Kevin Markey
The Potters moved swiftly for the 29-year-old after his proposed switch to Humberside collapsed on Wednesday.

Boss Tony Pulis told Stoke's website: "I wasn't aware of his availability until I got a call the other day. There have been a number of clubs after him. I am absolutely delighted to be signing him. I think he is a top player and a very hard worker and has great finishing ability."

Cresswell had agreed personal terms with Hull but the Tigers pulled out of a deal after expressing concerns following the player's medical.

The former Preston forward scored 11 goals in 44 appearances for Leeds since arriving for £1.5m in 2005.