Potters line-up revealed for Owls clash

Stoke City Head Coach has made some key changes to his starting lineup for their upcoming match, aiming to solidify the backline and add fresh energy on the flanks.

New Faces in Defense and Midfield

Ben Wilmot returns to the starting XI, partnering with the familiar duo of Luke McNally and Michael Rose. This trio was instrumental in the recent 2-1 victory over Preston, a match where young Tyrese Campbell also impressed from the start.

New signings Mehdi Léris and Jordan Thompson get their first starts after impactful substitute appearances in the last game at Swansea.

Hakšabanović Earns Starting Nod

Sead Hakšabanović, who was an unused substitute in South Wales, makes his eleventh league start of the season. His presence is a positive sign, considering Stoke boasts a strong record (four wins and three draws) whenever he starts.

Injury Woes Persist

Despite the influx of fresh faces, Stoke still struggles with injuries. Key players Ben Pearson, Ryan Mmaee, and Lynden Gooch remain unavailable.

Confirmed Lineups:

Stoke City: Iversen (GK), Wilmot, McNally, Rose, Léris, Burger, Baker, Laurent (C), Thompson, Hakšabanović, Campbell.

Sheffield Wednesday: Beadle (GK), Palmer, Vaulks, Bannan (C), Windass, Ugbo, Valentin, Johnson, Ihiekwe, Famewo, Smith.

Subs: Dawson, Pedersen, Diaby, Iorfa, Paterson, Hendrick, Gassama, Cadamarteri, Musaba.

Looking Ahead

Stoke City faces a challenging schedule, playing their fifth game in 16 days and their second in less than 72 hours. They’ll be looking to their new additions and returning starters to provide a much-needed boost against a determined Sheffield Wednesday side.

Potters line-up revealed for Owls clash

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