Wilkinson ruled out
Stoke will again be without Andy Wilkinson when they take on Everton tonight as he struggles with a groin injury.
The defender missed out against Arsenal at the weekend and although he will also sit out the visit of David Moyes' side, Stoke are hopeful he will be able to play in the final two games against QPR and Bolton. Jermain Pennant is unlikely to figure after being charged with driving without insurance, driving while disqualified and driving under the influence of alcohol following an incident in the early hours of Sunday morning. It has now emerged that Pennant was involved in an alleged assault on a woman in a Manchester night club just hours before and Pulis will leave him out of the spotlight. Meanwhile, Asmir Begovic will play his final match of the season as boss Tony Pulis will give Thomas Sorensen some much needed game time in the last two fixtures ahead of Euro 2012 with Denmark.