Matt could make shock Stoke return

Stoke boss Tony Pulis has confirmed Matthew Etherington is in line for a shock return in the FA Cup against Manchester City on Wednesday.

Last Updated: 23/02/10 at 17:55

Etherington: Could face City

Etherington: Could face City

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Etherington was taken off on a stretcher in the initial tie 11 days ago amid fears he had suffered serious knee ligament damage.

But following a rapid recovery the winger will now be assessed over the next 24 hours and may undergo a late fitness test ahead of the fifth-round replay at The Britannia.

Pulis is without Abdoulaye Faye and Andy Wilkinson through suspension, whilst Danny Higginbotham will have a fitness test after missing Saturday's 2-1 win at Portsmouth with a back spasm.

Stoke (from): Sorensen, Huth, Amdy Faye, Higginbotham, Collins, Lawrence, Sidibe, Whitehead, Delap, Diao, Kitson, Beattie, Fuller, Tuncay, Pugh, Whelan, Simonsen, Begovic, Etherington.

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