Midfield trio will miss Birmingham
Stoke's three first choice midfielders will miss Sunday's televised match against Birmingham through suspension.
Lee Hendrie, Salif Diao and Darel Russell are all suspended for the game after racking up their fifth yellow cards in Saturday's draw with Southend.
Although bad news for Tony Pulis' selection plans, it will offer chances for Dominic Matteo, who should be fit, and John Eustace. Lee Martin will deputise for Hendrie.