Upson banned for Potters

Stoke will be without defender Matthew Upson for tomorrow’s home clash with Valencia in the last 32 of the Europa League.

Stoke will be without defender Matthew Upson for tomorrow’s home clash with Valencia in the last 32 of the Europa League.

The former England man was sent off in the Potters’ final group match against Besiktas in Istanbul in December and serves a one-match suspension.

However Robert Huth, who is sitting out three games in the Barclays Premier League after his red card against Sunderland, is available while Jonathan Woodgate and Danny Collins are now eligible for the competition.

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

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