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The Wales international missed the last three games with the problem, but has trained with the squad for most of the week and should feature against the Potters.

Midfielder Dean Marney and defender Kevin Long (both knee) are making “good progress” in their rehabilitation, according to manager Sean Dyche, but are still months away from a first-team return.

Stoke captain Ryan Shawcross is likely to miss this weekend’s Barclays Premier League trip.

The centre-back has not trained fully since suffering a minor knee injury in training on Tuesday and, although not ruled out, manager Mark Hughes is unlikely to risk him at Turf Moor on Saturday.

Fellow defender Marc Wilson is available again after suspension and goalkeeper Asmir Begovic could return after two outings for Jack Butland.