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Haugaard in line for Potters start

29 Apr

Stoke, Updated: April 29, 2016 2:10 PM

Shay Given is a doubt for Stoke ahead of Sunderland’s visit so Jakob Haugaard could start in goal on Saturday.

Stoke: Haugaard in line for Potters startStoke: Haugaard in line for Potters start

Veteran shot-stopper Given suffered a groin strain in the defeat to Manchester City last time out and could miss out when the relegation-threatened Black Cats visit this weekend.

Defender Erik Pieters returns after missing the last two matches through suspension and could be handed a starting spot as Stoke have conceded four goals in each of their last three games, meaning manager Mark Hughes may alter his back line.

Bojan may be involved but fellow attacker Ibrahim Afellay faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a serious knee injury.

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