Stoke boss Mark Hughes is set to ring the changes for Saturday’s FA Cup fourth-round trip to Crystal Palace but will not be able to call upon midfielder Charlie Adam.
Adam, on as a substitute and then off again shortly after in Tuesday’s Capital One Cup clash with Liverpool having sustained a calf tear, has been ruled out for up to six weeks. Geoff Cameron (ankle) and Ryan Shawcross (back) are also on the sidelines.
The likes of Mame Diouf, Phil Bardsley and Jakob Haugaard are expected to come into the team, while Marko Arnautovic is being assessed after he limped off on Tuesday as well.
Provisional squad: Butland, Haugaard, Wollscheid, Wilson, Muniesa, Johnson, Pieters, Bardsley, Whelan, Van Ginkel, Ireland, Arnautovic, Afellay, Bojan, Shaqiri, Walters, Diouf, Joselu, Crouch, Odemwingie.