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24 October 2019 04:32

Sheff Wednesday vs Stoke City

Get the biggest Weekday Stoke City FC stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribing See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email Nathan Jones, fresh from two successive victories, has sprung a surprise with his starting 11 this evening. He was widely expected to be unchagned for a third consecutive fixture... the first time that's happened with a Stoke starting 11 since November 2015. But former Irish international Stephen Ward is in at left back for Bruno Martins Indi. Martin Indi played on Saturday, despite illness, and that appears to have caught up with his this time.

James McClean had been playing left back/left wing back all season, until the Swansea game, but he is overlooked in Martins Indi's absence and remains on the bench. A significant statement about McClean's immediate future in the team, perhaps, from his manager. Ward,34, will be making only his third league start for the club he joined in the summer after being released by Burnley. Elsewhere, the team pretty much picks itself once Jones decided that Tyrese Campbell, fresh from his first league goal for the club on Saturday, has the stamina to start for a second time in three days. Sheffield Wednesday are unchanged from the team which drew at Cardiff City on Friday night.

Stoke City: Federici, Edwards, Martins Indi, Carter-Vickers, Batth, Ndiaye, Etebo, Clucas, Allen, Gregory, Campbell. Subs: Butland, Lindsay, McClean, Vokes, Duffy, Ince, Hogan. StokeonTrentLive has launched a WhatsApp service dedicated to keeping you up to date with the latest Stoke City news! Click here to join and follow the instructions on your phone. Your number won't be shared with anyone else in the group.

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If you want more information on signing up, or if this link doesn't work, click here. Thanks, {{email}} has been added to our newsletter. If this is the first time you have subscribed to emails from JPIMedia Ltd, the publishers of The Star, please check your inbox to verify your email address. Sorry, there seem to be some issues. Please try again later. Speaking to the club's official website after the game, Stoke City boss Nathan Jones has said that his side's performance against Sheffield Wednesday was "bitty" and "disjointed" as they fell to a 1-0 defeat. Stoke City had seemingly been undergoing somewhat of a change of fortunes after winning their last two games, but a loss to Sheffield Wednesday has brought an end to a brief winning streak. The Potters lost after Massimo Luongo's first-half strike in a scrappy tie at Hillsborough. Speaking after the game, Jones has said that it was not a great game between the two sides, saying that it was as tough and disjointed as he had expected it to be. He said: