Stoke manager Michael O’Neill has a couple of injury doubts ahead of the visit of Wigan in the Sky Bet Championship.
Peter Etebo has not featured since the loss at Sheffield Wednesday on October 22 due to a thigh injury and will be assessed.
The same applies to fellow midfielder Sam Clucas, who scored twice in the 4-2 win at Barnsley before limping off with a foot problem.
Defender Ryan Shawcross marked his return from a broken leg with a goal for the under-23s this week but will need more time before resuming first-team duties.
Wigan defender Cedric Kipre is suspended for the trip to the bet365 Stadium.
Kipre will serve a one-match ban following his dismissal for two bookable offences in the home defeat to Brentford.
Charlie Mulgrew is likely to deputise for Kipre after recovering from the hamstring injury he suffered at Derby on October 23.
Striker Joe Gelhardt sat out the November internationals with England’s Under-18 side due to a head injury but has been passed fit.