Faye set to sit out Rovers clash

Faye only returned to the side at Sunderland on Monday night after

overcoming a back problem, but the Potters skipper had to be

withdrawn after suffering back spasms and now looks set to miss out

again. That should mean a recall for Andy Wilkinson at right-back,

while Ricardo Fuller may also return to the starting line-up up

front. Tony Pulis has decisions to make in midfield, with Salif

Diao, Glenn Whelan, Rory Delap and Liam Lawrence competing for two

places alongside the in-form Dean Whitehead and Matthew

Etherington. New signing Asmir Begovic will be on the bench after

completing his move from Portsmouth on transfer deadline day.

Potters (from): Sorensen, Huth, Abdoulaye Faye, Amdy Faye,

Higginbotham, Collins, Lawrence, Sidibe, Whitehead, Delap, Diao,

Kitson, Beattie, Etherington, Fuller, Tuncay, Pugh, Whelan,

Simonsen, Begovic.