Stoke are sweating over the fitness of Xherdan Shaqiri after he picked up a thigh injury in the defeat against Southampton. The midfielder had to be replaced by Bojan after 31 minutes and boss Mark Hughes confirmed after the 2-1 defeat that Shaqiri has a thigh injury that needs assessing.
Stoke are now waiting to
Stoke forward Ibrahim Afelllay has urged his side to bounce back after Saturday’s home defeat to Southampton. The Potters had managed 10 points from the last 12 available prior to Saturday’s 2-1 reverse at the Britannia Stadium.
However, Afellay is confident Stoke will respond when they travel to Watford next weekend as they continue to