Stoke v Wigan preview

Team news ahead of Sunday's Premier League clash between Stoke and Wigan at the Britannia Stadium (kick-off 4pm).

Last Updated: 20/05/11 at 16:27   

Diame: Passed fit for game

Diame: Passed fit for game

Stoke boss Tony Pulis hopes key men Matthew Etherington, Jermaine Pennant and Robert Huth will be fit.

Having all played in the 1-0 FA Cup final defeat to Manchester City last weekend, Etherington (hamstring), Pennant (ankle) and Huth (knee) missed Tuesday's 3-0 loss in the league to the same opponents and will be assessed on Saturday.

Striker Kenwyne Jones and goalkeeper Asmir Begovic may also come back into the side having been rested in midweek.

Wigan have reported a clean bill of health ahead of the game after Mohamed Diame, who had been the only slight doubt through the week, returned to full training.

Former Kilmarnock striker Conor Sammon, who came off the bench to score in last week's dramatic win over West Ham, is pushing for a starting place.

A win or draw would give Latics a good chance of staying up, while even a defeat could be enough if Birmingham and Blackpool lose their games more heavily.

Stoke (from): Begovic, Wilkinson, Shotton, Huth, Shawcross, Wilson, Pennant, Whelan, Delap, Etherington, Jones, Walters, Sorensen, Whitehead, Diao, Collins, Faye, Pugh, Carew.

Wigan (from): Al Habsi, G Caldwell, Boyce, Alcaraz, Figueroa, Watson, N'Zogbia, Diame, Cleverley, McCarthy, Rodallega, Moses, Sammon, McArthur, Gomez, Gohouri, Di Santo, S Caldwell, McManaman, Lopez, Stam, Thomas, Kirkland.

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Monday, 21 April 2014
20:00
Man City v West Brom
Saturday, 26 April 2014
12:45
Southampton v Everton  
15:00
Fulham v Hull City  
Stoke City v Tottenham  
Swansea v A Villa  
West Brom v West Ham  
17:30
Man Utd v Norwich  
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12:00
Sunderland v Cardiff  
14:05
Liverpool v Chelsea  
16:10
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Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Liverpool 35 52 80
2 Chelsea 35 41 75
3 Man City 33 54 71
4 Arsenal 35 21 70
5 Everton 35 23 69
6 Tottenham 35 2 63
7 Man Utd 34 16 57
8 Southampton 35 5 49
9 Newcastle 35 -15 46
10 Stoke City 35 -10 44
11 C Palace 35 -13 43
12 West Ham 35 -10 37
13 Swansea 35 -4 36
14 Hull City 34 -9 36
15 A Villa 34 -14 35
16 West Brom 33 -11 33
17 Norwich 35 -28 32
18 Cardiff 35 -34 30
19 Fulham 35 -42 30
20 Sunderland 34 -24 29

Updated Sun, 20 Apr 2014

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