Stoke without two key players!


Suspended  Jonathan Walters and Charlie Adam will be big misses for Stoke as in the in-form Irons looks for another safety boost at the Britannia Stadium..

Long-term absentee Robert Huth will miss the rest of the season because of a knee injury, while Noroccan striker Oussama Assaidi (knee) faces a fitness test.

Andy Carroll is set to return to the starting line-up, but Marco Borriello and Joey O’Brien remain out.

A source told us this morning that rumours the Italian would miss the rest of the season are false and that he is likely to be available within a month!

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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