TONY PULIS rang the changes for Stoke City’s Capital One Cup Second Round tie against Swindon Town this evening . . . but still fielded a strong line-up.
Five members of the side that faced Arsenal 48 hours earlier retained their places, including summer signings Michael Kightly and Geoff Cameron, while captain Ryan Shawcross, Jon Walters, Peter Crouch and Andy Wilkinson were named on the bench.
With Asmir Begovic rested, Danish international Thomas Sorensen was brought into the starting line-up, while Ryan Shotton and Matthew Upson lined up in defence.
There was a recall for Dean Whitehead, who missed the Arsenal match while serving a one-match suspension for his sending off in the opening game at Reading.
Pulis also handed chances to strike pair Kenwyne Jones and Cameron Jerome but had the back-up of including Crouch and Walters among his seven substitutes.
City: Sorensen; Shotton, Upson, Huth, Wilson; Pennant, Whitehead, Cameron, Kightly; Jones, Jerome. Subs: Nash, Shawcross, Ness, Walters, Wilkinson, Delap, Crouch.
Swindon: Foderingham; McEveley, Flint, Devera, McCormack, Miller, Navarro, Collins, Ritchie, Williams, De Vita. Subs: Bedwell, Risser, Thompson, Ferry, Smith, Storey, Rooney.
Referee: N. Miller