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Gary Rowett to make 3 changes – Strongest 4-3-3 Stoke City XI to face Norwich City

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Derby County boss Gary Rowett

Predicted Stoke City line-up to face Norwich in the Championship

Stoke City picked up an important 2-0 victory against Bolton Wanderers in midweek, lifting the Potters some way above the relegation zone. Gary Rowett will be pleased with his side’s positive performance and will be expecting more of the same this weekend.

The Potters come up against Norwich City at Carrow Road. Stoke are currently on the up and are more than capable of causing an upset away from home.

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Apart from Mame Biram Diouf, Ibrahim Afellay and Sam Clucas, Gary Rowett has no other injury concerns to worry about.

Probable Stoke City XI

Manager: Gary Rowett

Formation: 4-3-3

Jack Butland (GK)

Butland was impressive in the last game and ensured the clean sheet. He will continue in goal.

Jack Butland

Cuco Martina (RB)

Martina is yet to find his feet after making the loan move to Stoke City. He should continue at right-back.

Ryan Shawcross (CB)

Shawcross was rested for the last game and should return to the line-up for this one. He will lead the Potters from behind.

Bruno Martins Indi (CB)

Martins Indi scored a superb header in the last fixture and seems to be in good form going into this game.

Erik Pieters (LB)

Pieters’ raids down the flanks have proven useful for the Potters this season.

Bojan (RM)

Bojan should continue on the right-hand side of midfield given the injury troubles in the squad.

Darren Fletcher (CM)

The former Manchester United midfielder should start in the middle of the park against Norwich.

Joe Allen (LM)

Allen’s passing and distribution will always be a massive asset to this side. A sure starter.

Tom Ince (RW)

Ince is finally starting to show good form in front of the goal. He should continue on the right wing.

Benik Afobe (ST)

Afobe is their top scorer in the league at the moment and will be aiming to get on the scoresheet once again.

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James McClean (LW)

McClean came on and picked up an assist in the last game. He should start on the left flank for this one.