Michael O’Neill could hand out at least one Stoke City debut this weekend after making his first signing of the January transfer window.
Rabbi Matondo has arrived on loan from Schalke in time to be considered for an FA Cup third round tie against Leicester at the bet365 Stadium.
Stoke go into this tie on the back of their first free week of the season outside international breaks, having reached the half-way point of the campaign when they took on Bournemouth last weekend.
They are well-placed in the Championship and are hoping to repeat the same kind of Premier League scalp they managed twice in the Carabao Cup in the autumn, beating Wolves and Aston Villa.
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