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Fri, 17 May 2013 12:33:00

Michael Owen will be hoping to be involved in his final game before retirement and he could make his first Premier League start for Stoke against Southampton at St Mary's.

Charlie Adam is suspended after the midfielder was sent off for two bookable offences in last week's 2-1 defeat at home by Tottenham.

Glenn Whelan is a doubt after struggling for match fitness in recent weeks, while Andy Wilkinson featured as a substitute against Spurs after a recent back problem.

Rickie Lambert and Luke Shaw are doubts for Southampton's season finale against Stoke.

Top scorer Lambert has been struggling with a knock to his back for a month and will be assessed, while 17-year-old left-back Shaw has had a virus.

Neither has trained this week, although manager Mauricio Pochettino is hopeful they could feature.

Steve de Ridder and Vegard Forren are two others in doubt, while Gaston Ramirez and Danny Fox are suspended.

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