Cole and Johnson miss Potters trip

12 November 2010 04:00
Midfielder Joe Cole and defender Glen Johnson have both been ruled out of the Barclays Premier League trip to Stoke. Cole has missed the last three matches with a hamstring problem while Johnson has been sidelined for two games with a groin injury. However, centre-back Sotirios Kyrgiakos is set to return after missing matches against Chelsea and Wigan with tonsilitis while goalkeeper Brad Jones (shoulder) is fit to take his place on the bench. Midfielder Raul Meireles will be assessed after being forced off at half-time with sickness against Wigan in midweek.

Source: PA