Shawcross set for Stoke return

Ryan Shawcross is likely to go straight back into Stoke's side for Saturday's Premier League clash with Tottenham at the Britannia Stadium.

Last Updated: 19/03/10 at 11:08

Shawcross: Returns for Potters

Shawcross: Returns for Potters

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The 22-year-old has missed the Potters' last three games since being sent off for the tackle with broke Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey's leg on February 27.

He picked up an ankle niggle in training on Wednesday to throw his return into doubt but he should be fit to face Spurs and is likely to return in central defence, with Danny Collins favourite to make way.

Ricardo Fuller is likely to be recalled to the starting line-up, while David Kitson could also get the nod ahead of Mama Sidibe after impressing from the bench alongside Fuller last weekend.

Glenn Whelan is the Potters' only fresh injury worry so Liam Lawrence stands by to return on the wing. Louis Moult may be on the bench for the third successive game but Steve Simonsen looks set to join Sheffield United.

Potters (from): Sorensen, Wilkinson, Abdoulaye Faye, Huth, Shawcross, Collins, Whitehead, Lawrence, Pugh, Whelan, Tuncay, Delap, Etherington, Sidibe, Fuller, Kitson, Higginbotham, Begovic, Davies, Moult.

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 30 August 2014
12:45
Burnley v Man Utd  
15:00
Man City v Stoke  
Newcastle v C Palace  
QPR v S'land  
Swansea v West Brom  
West Ham v Southampton  
17:30
Everton v Chelsea  
Sunday, 31 August 2014
13:30
A Villa v Hull City  
Tottenham v Liverpool  
16:00
Leicester v Arsenal  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Tottenham 2 5 6
2 Chelsea 2 4 6
3 Man City 2 4 6
4 Swansea 2 2 6
5 Arsenal 2 1 4
6 Hull City 2 1 4
7 A Villa 2 1 4
8 West Ham 2 1 3
9 Liverpool 2 -1 3
10 Everton 2 0 2
11 S'land 2 0 2
12 West Brom 2 0 2
13 Man Utd 2 -1 1
14 Southampton 2 -1 1
15 Stoke 2 -1 1
16 Leicester 2 -2 1
17 Newcastle 2 -2 1
18 C Palace 2 -3 0
19 Burnley 2 -3 0
20 QPR 2 -5 0

Updated Wed, 27 Aug 2014

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