Etherington’s injection of form

The winger missed City’s 2-0 defeat at Swansea in the last game

before the international break and has since undergone treatment

with manager Tony Pulis desperate for consistency within his side.

Etherington made 30 Premier League appearances last season, netting

five goals for the Potters, but is yet to get off the mark in this

campaign. Pulis told The Sentinel: “He’s had the injection in his

back and we are hoping he’s okay for the Fulham game on Saturday.

“He’s been a bit stiff around the hamstring area, but it’s been

more back related. We’re hoping these injections will settle him

down and get him up and running again. “We are waiting for Matty

and Jermaine Pennant to hit top gear. Getting that consistency is

so important to us.”