Last Updated: Fri, 04 Oct 2013 09:12
Mark Hughes has hinted he'll make several changes for Saturday's game at Fulham with Matthew Etherington and Jonathan Walters doubtful.
The Stoke boss is looking for a response from his players following last week's 1-0 reverse to Norwich at home and is likely to chop and change his side for the game at Craven Cottage.
However, when asked who might get the axe, the Welshman was giving nothing away as the Potters look to end their three-match winless run.
"When the team has a loss, players out of the team will feel they have a better opportunity to come in," he told the Sentinel.
"It's important you respect what the guys in possession have done, but if it needs changing, it will be."
Hughes may not be able to call on Walters for the game in west London after he underwent a scan on a groin injury suffered in the game with Norwich.
The Republic of Ireland international has featured in Stoke's last 95 Premier League matches but could watch from the stands, along with Etherington as he struggles for fitness.
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