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Stoke midfielder Glenn Whelan is doubtful for the game against Manchester City with a hamstring injury.

However, Charlie Adam is expected to be available despite withdrawing from the Scotland squad because of a back spasm.

meanwhile, Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany and playmaker David Silva miss this weekend’s Premier League trip to Stoke.

Left-back Gael Clichy has also been ruled out with a minor knock while fellow defenders Micah Richards and Martin Demichelis are sidelined.

Striker Stevan Jovetic’s involvement for Montenegro during the recent international break was curtailed by a hamstring problem but he is in contention to make his debut.

Plenty has been made of the improvements to Stoke’s playing style under Mark Hughes but he may consider dredging up the direct stuff for the visit his former club Manchester City, who have looked anything but comfortable at the back this season.

Corners undid them in the 3-2 defeat at Cardiff, they were all over the place in a 2-0 win over Hull and, with Vincent Kompany still out, this will prove a significant test.

Stat of the game: Stoke’s six points is their best ever start after t

Stoke (Possible, 4-4-1-1): Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross, Huth, Pieters; Arnautovic, N’Zonzi, Ireland, Etherington; Walters; Jones.
Tests: Adam (back), Jones (ankle), Whelan (hamstring).

Manchester City (Possible, 4-4-2): Hart; Zabaleta, Nastasic, Lescott, Kolarov; Fernandinho, Touré, Milner; Nasri, Negredo, Agüero.
Out: Demichelis (knee), Kompany (groin), Richards (hamstring), Silva (thigh), Clichy (unspecified).

Referee: Mark Clattenburg. Matches: 2. R0 Y7.

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