Whelan injured for Stoke

Republic of Ireland midfielder Glenn Whelan is unlikely to feature for Stoke's Premier League trip to Burnley tomorrow.

Republic of Ireland star Glenn Whelan is unlikely to feature for Stoke's Premier League trip to Burnley tomorrow.

The midfielder is the latest to need treatment after suffering a hamstring problem.

Matthew Etherington (knee), Danny Higginbotham (back) and James Beattie (knee) are all doubtful through injury.

Salif Diao is sidelined with a calf strain while Ryan Shawcross remains suspended.

Provisional squad: Sorensen, Wilkinson, Whitehead, Abdoulaye Faye, Huth, Collins, Lawrence, Pugh, Whelan, Tuncay, Delap, Etherington, Sidibe, Fuller, Kitson, Higginbotham, Begovic, Beattie, Davies, Amdy Faye.

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