Last Updated: Mon, 31 Dec 2012 15:25
Midfielder Steven Nzonzi is free to face Manchester City on New Year's Day after Stoke appealed against his sending off on Saturday.
Nzonzi was shown the red card for an alleged stamp on Southampton's Jack Cork during a thrilling 3-3 Barclays Premier League draw at the Britannia Stadium.
Manager Tony Pulis was angered by the decision, arguing Nzonzi did not make contact with Cork, and the Football Association have confirmed an appeal has now been lodged.
Peter Crouch and Charlie Adam are hoping for recalls to the starting line-up after spells out but Pulis looks certain to re-introduce skipper Ryan Shawcross and defender Geoff Cameron to his back four after they missed out at the weekend because of suspension.
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