Date: 4th December 2008 at 9:57pm
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Given he played on loan for Stoke last season, there has to be an element of sadness from Shola Ameobi that he misses out on Saturday`s match against the Potters. Having been struggling all week, Joe Kinnear has finally confirmed to the official site that it`ll be a straight pick from Owen, Duke of Pork and Oba.

Early news for Stoke includes Ginger Dave Kitson missing out along with Ryan Shawcross.