Stoke boss Mark Hughes has confirmed he will shuffle his pack for Saturday’s FA Cup third-round trip to League One Doncaster.
Hughes is set to rest several regular first-choice players having named the same starting XI for the four games the Potters have played since Christmas and with a Barclays Premier League clash against Norwich to come four days after this tie.
Stephen Ireland (hamstring), Geoff Cameron (ankle) and Phil Bardsley (groin) are doubts, while Shay Given (knee) remains sidelined.
Doncaster will still be without Felipe Mattioni.
The Brazilian defender is back at his parent club Everton to receive treatment on a hamstring injury and Rovers manager Darren Ferguson does not know when, if at all, he will return to the Keepmoat Stadium.
Striker Curtis Main is fit after a back injury which has seen him sidelined since the end of October. Gary MacKenzie is back from a troublesome ankle injury and hopes to start, but Cameron Stewart is still struggling with a back injury.