Zoltan Gera is also struggling with a groin problem and faces a race to be fit for the game. Defender Jonas Olsson will face a late fitness test having played every game so far this season and Steven Reid will be eased back into the team following a return from a hamstring injury. Michael Owen and Andy Wilkinson could return for Stoke. Owen has had problems with his hamstring which has limited his playing time since joining the club. Wilkinson should recover from a back problem which kept him out of action midweek. Peter Crouch won't feature after losing three teeth in a challenge with Fabricio Coloccini in the midweek win against Newcastle. Marc Wilson and Rory Delap remain long term absentees whilst Cameron Jerome will push for a start after scoring the winner against Newcastle.