Stoke City v Wolves preview

Stoke will be without striker Ricardo Fuller, who suffered an

Achilles injury after appearing as a substitute against Aston Villa

on Saturday and was stretchered off. The Potters will be hoping

another striker in on-loan John Carew will be available to face

Mick McCarthy’s side. The Norway international was ineligible to

face his parent club Villa but was sidelined in any case through

illness. Wolves striker Sylvan Ebanks-Blake is a major doubt for

the game. He suffered a recurrence of a hamstring injury after

appearing as a substitute during the weekend home draw with Fulham,

after initially suffering the injury in the previous game against

Everton when he came off at half-time. Stephen Hunt, Steven

Mouyokolo and David Jones will be added to the other 17 players on

duty against the Cottagers. Striker Kevin Doyle (medial ligament)

misses out but full-back George Elokobi (hamstring) could return

for the derby with West Brom on May 8. Stoke (from): Begovic,

Wilkinson, Huth, Shawcross, Wilson, Pennant, Whelan, Delap,

Etherington, Jones, Walters, Sorensen, Whitehead, Diao, Collins,

Faye, Pugh, Carew. Wolves (from): Hennessey, Stearman, Craddock,

Berra, Ward, Guedioura, Henry, Milijas, Jarvis, O’Hara, Fletcher,

Mancienne, Kightly, Hahnemann, Vokes, Hammill, Foley, Hunt,

Mouyokolo, Jones.