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Stevenage v Stoke City

22 Aug

Xherdan Shaqiri

Xherdan Shaqiri scored in Stoke’s draw with Middlesbrough on the opening day of the season

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Stevenage midfielder Tom Conlon (knee) will not be involved against former club Stoke in the EFL Cup second round.

Andrew Fox, Rowan Liburd, Tom Pett, Ben Kennedy and Dale Gorman could feature against the Premier League side.

Stoke are expected to make several changes to the team beaten 4-1 by Manchester City.

Xherdan Shaqiri (ankle) could be fit but Jack Butland (ankle), Glen Johnson (leg) and Ibrahim Afellay (knee) are still out.

Match facts

  • This will be the first competitive meeting between these two sides.
  • Stoke progressed from their last second round League Cup match by beating Luton 8-7 on penalties (after an initial 1-1 draw).
  • Stevenage have never gone beyond the second round of the League Cup.
  • The last time Stevenage drew Premier League opposition in round two of the League Cup, they lost 2-1 at Everton in 2013-14.

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