Stoke v Bolton preview

04 March 2009 10:47
Stoke will be seeking to climb out of the bottom three as Bolton make their first-ever visit to the Britannia Stadium.[LNB] Tony Pulis' side go into the game with renewed confidence after their amazing last-gasp 2-2 draw with Aston Villa last weekend.[LNB]The home side welcome back long-throw specialist Rory Delap after a three-match ban and the midfielder is expected to go straight back into the starting XI with Danny Pugh likely to make way.[LNB]Ricardo Fuller and Glenn Whelan are both pushing for spots in the side after impressing off the bench against Villa.[LNB]Head injuryGoalkeeper Thomas Sorensen is expected to be fit after a head injury forced him off at half-time of Sunday's draw.[LNB]Abdoulaye Faye faces a late fitness test on the back injury which forced him to miss the game at Villa Park with Ibrahima Sonko standing by to continue to deputise for him.[LNB]Bolton chief Gary Megson has no new injury worries to contend with as the Trotters go in search of their third win on the trot.[LNB]Ricardo Gardner is hoping for a place in the starting XI after coming off the bench to score the winner against Newcastle on Sunday.[LNB]Possible starting XIsStoke: Sorensen, Wilkinson, Shawcross, Abdoulaye Faye, Higginbotham, Lawrence, Diao, Amdy Faye, Delap, Sidibe, Beattie.[LNB]Bolton: Jaaskelainen, Steinsson, Cahill, O'Brien, Samuel, McCann, Gardner, M Davies, Taylor, Elmander, K Davies.[LNB]

Source: SKY_Sports