Stoke seeking to bounce back and could call on Clucas

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Stoke's latest arrival Sam Clucas could be handed a debut against Brentford.

Stoke’s latest arrival Sam Clucas could be handed a debut against Brentford.

The Potters were beaten by Leeds on their return to the Sky Bet Championship but added 6million Clucas on deadline day.

Another newcomer, Wales international Ashley Williams, was on the bench last weekend but could now be ready to move into the starting line-up.

Boss Gary Rowett might also ponder a recall for the enigmatic Bojan Krcic after a bright cameo at Elland Road.

Brentford may be unchanged after kicking off the campaign with a 5-1 thumping of Rotherham.

Ryan Woods is one player likely to be pushing the first XI, though, returning to the squad after a move to Swansea failed to materialise.

There should also be a role for returning favourite Moses Odubajo, who re-signed with the club as a free agent this week.

Julian Jeanvier is awaiting a debut after signing from French side Reims and watching from the bench last time out.

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