expect winger Matthew Etherington to have recovered from an ankle injury to face Middlesbrough
at the Britannia stadium.
The £4million man has only just returned from suspension, but was withdrawn from a midweek reserve game with the injury and has been having treatment ever since.
Stoke have concerns over striker Ricardo Fuller, who is still troubled by a shoulder injury, but he will also be in the squad.
Provisional squad: Sorensen, Wilkinson, Abdoulaye Faye, Shawcross, Higginbotham, Lawrence, Whelan, Diao, Delap, Etherington, Beattie, Sidibe, Fuller, Simonsen, Pugh, Amdy Faye, Sonko.
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