Last Updated: Mon, 19 Nov 2012 07:45
Stoke have doubts over Glenn Whelan, Jon Walters and Charlie Adam ahead of Monday's trip to West Ham in the Premier League.
Whelan picked up a hamstring injury during Republic of Ireland's match with Greece in midweek and boss Tony Pulis will hand him a late fitness test before deciding on his starting eleven.
Pulis also has doubts over both Adam and Walters, who are struggling with knocks, while Dean Whitehead definitely misses the Upton Park clash through suspension.
Wilson Palacios looks favourite to start in a three-man midfield, but the game comes too soon for Michael Owen as he battles back from a hamstring niggle.
The Potters have not won away from home in the last 15 matches and Pulis says he cannot explain why results have been poor away from the Britannia Stadium.
"The disappointing thing is that if you look at the performances this season away from home, we have probably been better than we have at home," he said.
"We have played well - we just haven't turned it into wins. If you are asking me the reason why, I just can't work it out."
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