Leaders Swansea have Jake Bidwell available as Stoke’s visit to the Liberty Stadium pits top against bottom in the Sky Bet Championship.
Bidwell has completed a three-match ban for his red card at Bristol City last month, but the left-back must wait to see if he regains his place following
Kyle Naughton’s impressive display in the midweek win at Charlton.
Nathan Dyer could return to the squad after missing the victory at The Valley with a muscular problem.
Summer signing Aldo Kalulu remains sidelined with an ankle injury.
Stoke manager Nathan Jones conducted pre-match media duties on Thursday, even though his dismissal was widely expected after Tuesday’s 1-0 home defeat to fellow strugglers Huddersfield.
Welshman Jones has only won three of 30 league matches since replacing Gary Rowett in January, and Stoke are bottom of the table with only two points from 10 games.
Injured midfielder Ryan Woods remains sidelined and central defender Nathan Collins completes a three-match ban.
Jones must decide whether to recall England goalkeeper Jack Butland – who was dropped for the Huddersfield game – and defender Cameron Carter-Vickers could line-up against opponents he made 33 appearances for on loan last season.