Stoke v Everton preview

Stoke manager Tony Pulis is pondering his options for the

right-back slot with Ryan Shotton serving a one-match ban for

tomorrow’s visit of Everton to the Britannia Stadium.

Shotton was dismissed in the 90th minute of last Saturday’s

goalless draw at Aston Villa, collecting two yellow cards, and now

Pulis must decide between Andy Wilkinson, Dean Whitehead or Matthew

Upson as his replacement.

Pulis welcomes back Charlie Adam, with the midfielder completing

his own one-game suspension, but there is still no room for Michael

Owen as the striker remains short of fitness following recent groin

and hamstring niggles.

Everton will be without forward Kevin Mirallas and defender Tony

Hibbert after the duo were ruled out for the next few weeks.

Mirallas suffered a recurrence of a hamstring injury in last

weekend’s win over Tottenham, while Hibbert will have an operation

on a calf injury next week.

Club captain Phil Neville is continuing to work his way back to

full fitness after knee surgery and Victor Anichebe has been on the

sidelines for nearly two months with a hamstring problem.