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Potters Pair To Return?

Stoke City Captain Ryan Shawcross

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10:16 31st December 2012

Shawcross and Cameron available for City clash


TONY PULIS will have the rare luxury of an almost fully fit squad at his disposal for Tuesday's Barclays Premier League encounter against Manchester City.

The Potters boss has both skipper, Ryan Shawcross, and United States international defender Geoff Cameron available again, after they were forced to sit out Saturday's 3-3 draw with Southampton through suspension.

Andy Wilkinson, who was forced off in the second half of the encounter with concussion is expected to be deemed fit to feature, as is Robert Huth, who also suffered a nasty cut to the head in the collision.

Steven Nzonzi, who was dismissed against the Saints, is eligible to feature at the Etihad Stadium after the Club announced that a claim for wrongful dismissal had been lodged to referee Mark Clattenburg.

The news means the former Blackburn star is likely to start in the heart of the City line-up, but Pulis must still decide whether to recall fellow summer signing Charlie Adam after leaving him on the bench in each of the last two games.

Kenwyne Jones will be hoping to lead the attack for an eighth successive game having netted three times in his last four outings, although Peter Crouch could be recalled should Pulis decide to freshen things up.

At the back Matthew Upson and Ryan Shotton are both likely to make way for Shawcross and Cameron, as the Potters look to thwart the title-contenders.

The only definite absentee is Marc Wilson, who is continuing his rehabilitation back from a broken leg which he suffered against Sunderland earlier in the season.

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