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.