Stoke almost at full strength for Newcastle’s visit

VENUE ... Stoke's Britannia Stadium.
VENUE ... Stoke's Britannia Stadium.

STOKE manager Mark Hughes has virtually a full squad to choose from ahead of Monday’s Premier League clash with Newcastle at the Britannia Stadium.

Midfielder Jonathan Walters is the only doubt as he will undergo a late fitness test on a calf problem that has sidelined him for the last two weeks.

The game comes too soon for defender Geoff Cameron (hernia) who is nearing a return, while striker Peter Odemwingie (knee) is a long-term casualty.

PROVISIONAL SQUAD: Begovic, Bardsley, Wilson, Shawcross, Pieters, Whelan, Walters, Krkic, Moses, Nzonzi, Crouch, Sorensen, Huth, Adam, Arnautovic, Assaidi, Biram Diouf, Muniesa, Ireland.