Stoke at full strength for Spurs clash

Stoke boss Tony Pulis has no fresh injury problems ahead of tomorrow night’s Carling Cup third-round clash with Tottenham.

Stoke boss Tony Pulis has no fresh injury problems ahead of tomorrow night’s Carling Cup third-round clash with Tottenham.

Peter Crouch, who did not travel to Kiev last week after missing training, returned to action along with Matthew Etherington (back), Rory Delap (groin) and Marc Wilson (hamstring) in yesterday’s 4-0 Barclays Premier League drubbing at Sunderland.

There was a start too for defender Jonathan Woodgate, who is not registered for the Potters’ Europa League games, in a side which featured eight changes, and it would be no surprise if Pulis shuffled his pack once again ahead of Saturday’s home clash with leaders Manchester United.

Provisional squad: Begovic, Wilson, Huth, Shawcross, Upson, Wilkinson, Whelan, Whitehead, Diao, Etherington, Walters, Jones, Sorensen, Shotton, Arismendi, Woodgate, Pennant, Delap, Crouch, Palacios, Jerome.

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