Potters wait on Shaqiri

Xherdan Shaqiri is doubtful for Stoke as they entertain Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City at the bet365 Stadium.

Stoke: Potters wait on ShaqiriStoke: Potters wait on Shaqiri

The Swiss playmaker is still struggling with an ankle problem he sustained in pre-season and will be assessed on Friday, though Mark Hughes confirmed Marko Arnautovic, who scored twice against City in this fixture last term, is fine despite a thigh injury.

Goalkeeper Shay Given, 40, will likely deputise for Jack Butland (ankle) once more and Glen Johnson (quadriceps) is also out along with Stephen Ireland (broken leg) and Ibrahim Afellay (knee).

Provisional squad: Butland, Given, Cameron, Muniesa, Shawcross, Wollscheid, Pieters, Wilson, Johnson, Bardsley, Imbula, Allen, Whelan, Shaqiri, Joselu, Adam, Bojan, Sobhi, Arnautovic, Diouf, Walters, Crouch.

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