Duo Return

Matthew Etherington and Michael Carrick return to the squad after injury layoffs.

The pair travel to Stoke after missing three and two games respectively.

Nigel Reo-Coker serves the second and last game of his suspension while Tomas Repka, who has a three match ban that ends after Watford, is still out.

SQUAD: Bywater, Srnicek, Melville, Dailly, Lomas, Connolly, Hutchison, Carrick, Ferdinand, Mullins, Horlock, McAnuff, Nowland, Etherington, Deane, Zamora, Harewood, Cohen.