Stoke manager Tony Pulis has doubts surrounding three key players ahead of Saturday's clash with Wolves.
Defender Andy Wilkinson (groin) and wingers Matthew Etherington and Jermaine Pennant (both ankle) are touch and go as City seek the win they need to take them over the 40-point barrier.
Veteran midfielder Salif Diao and striker Mamady Sidibe are the only confirmed absentees. Diao underwent minor knee surgery recently, while Sidibe also has a knee injury.
Wolves boss Terry Connor will be without midfield duo Jamie O'Hara and Stephen Hunt.
O'Hara and Hunt both underwent groin surgery this week, although the latter is expected to be back in contention before the end of the campaign.
Fellow midfielder Karl Henry could be recalled to the starting XI against former club Stoke after playing an hour for the reserves in midweek following his recent hamstring problem.
(Stoke from): Begovic, Sorensen, Huth, Shawcross, Wilkinson, Upson, Shotton, Wilson, Woodgate, Whelan, Whitehead, Etherington, Pennant, Delap, Palacios, Jones, Jerome, Crouch, Walters, Fuller.
(Wolves from): Hennessey, De Vries, Zubar, Foley, Stearman, Doherty, Johnson, Bassong, Berra, Ward, Kightly, Henry, Davis, Milijas, Edwards, Jarvis, Doyle, Ebanks-Blake, Fletcher, Jonsson, Gorman, Price.
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