This is the start of a manic six weeks for Stoke City featuring a dozen Championship matches and one Carabao Cup quarter-final.
Michael O’Neill’s side return from an international break to take on Huddersfield Town in an intriguing encounter at the bet365 Stadium.
There are injuries to deal with – and O’Neill has to hand a debut in goal after Angus Gunn joined Adam Davies in the treatment room. James McClean and Jordan Thompson are out too.
James Chester, Nathan Collins and Sam Clucas are available however and Stoke are hoping to close the gap on the top in a very tight division.
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