Team news: Stoke trio all touch and go as Henry prepares for Wolves comeback
Published 16:14 06/04/12 By MirrorFootball
Stoke manager Tony Pulis has doubts surrounding three key players ahead of tomorrow's Barclays Premier League clash with Wolves at the Britannia Stadium.
Defender Andy Wilkinson (groin) and wingers Matthew Etherington and Jermaine Pennant (both ankle) are touch and go as City seek the win they need to take them over the 40-point barrier.
Veteran midfielder Salif Diao and striker Mamady Sidibe are the only confirmed absentees.
Diao underwent minor knee surgery recently, while Sidibe also has a knee injury.
Provisional squad: Begovic, Sorensen, Huth, Shawcross, Wilkinson, Upson, Shotton, Wilson, Woodgate, Whelan, Whitehead, Etherington, Pennant, Delap, Palacios, Jones, Jerome, Crouch, Walters, Fuller.
Wolves boss Terry Connor will be without midfield duo Jamie O'Hara and Stephen Hunt for the Barclays Premier League clash at Stoke tomorrow.
O'Hara and Hunt both underwent groin surgery this week, although the latter is expected to be back in contention before the end of the campaign.
Fellow midfielder Karl Henry could be recalled to the starting XI against former club Stoke after playing an hour for the reserves in midweek following his recent hamstring problem.
Provisional squad: Hennessey, De Vries, Zubar, Foley, Stearman, Doherty, Johnson, Bassong, Berra, Ward, Kightly, Henry, Davis, Milijas, Edwards, Jarvis, Doyle, Ebanks-Blake, Fletcher, Jonsson, Gorman, Price.