Stoke lose Riggott
Stoke have lost the services of Chris Riggott after he was recalled by Middlesbrough under the terms of his loan.
It is an unwanted complication as Tony Pulis makes the final plans for the Potters' vital last match against relegation threatened, Leicester City at the Brit on Sunday.
Boro have said that injury problems prompted the recall but at least Pulis does have cover in Andy Wilkinson. Andy Griffin is also a possibility as he fights back from a hamstring injury that has kept him out for the past few weeks.