Stoke City could reportedly recall Moritz Bauer in January following Nathan Jones’ departure from the club earlier this month.

According to the Stoke Sentinel, new Potters boss Michael O’Neil has been “unconvinced” by his current options at right-back and could therefore be tempted to recall Bauer in January.

The right-back has been used sporadically this season since his loan switch to Parkhead, but did start his first Europa League game for Celtic against Rennes on Thursday.

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A recall for Bauer would be a slight blow for Celtic given how he has provided useful cover this season and his departure would leave the Hoops a man short at right-back.

The Austrian looked good against Rennes, with a solid defensive display whilst also getting up and down the right-hand side well to support in attack.

Whether Bauer himself would be keen on a return to Stoke is another matter, with the Sentinel suggesting he left “under something of a cloud.”

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