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Beattie ready to take on Rovers

17 Apr 2009 09:00:00

Beattie ready to take on Rovers

Stoke striker James Beattie will be fit to take his place in what is almost certain to be an unchanged side for Saturday's visit of Blackburn.Beattie has given the thumbs up despite needing 12 stitches to repair a head wound after a challenge by Newcastle defender Sebastien Bassong in last weekend's 1-1 Premier League draw at the Britannia Stadium.Midfielders Salif Diao (groin), Amdy Faye (back) are again likely absentees, but striker Henri Camara is back in training after an ankle injury and could be on the bench.Stoke (from): Sorensen, Wilkinson, Shawcross, Abdoulaye Faye, Higginbotham, Lawrence, Delap, Whelan, Etherington, Beattie, Fuller, Simonsen, Cresswell, Pugh, Kelly, Olofinjana, Tonge, Sonko, Camara, Cort, Griffin.


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