Keeper Butland in line for Stoke recall

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Stoke could have goalkeeper Jack Butland back in contention for the visit of Championship leaders Norwich.

Stoke could have goalkeeper Jack Butland back in contention for the visit of Championship leaders Norwich.

Butland sat out the 1-0 defeat at Middlesbrough on Good Friday, having become a father for the first time overnight, as Adam Federici deputised between the posts.

Defenders Ryan Shawcross and Bruno Martins Indi both missed the Boro game through unspecified injuries, so 17-year-old Nathan Collins could feature again.

Midfielder Tom Ince continues his recovery from a hamstring problem.

Norwich, who could secure promotion if results go their way, will have midfielder Emi Buendia available again following a three-match ban.

Striker Jordan Rhodes should be back in the squad after he was ineligible to play against parent club Sheffield Wednesday.

Mario Vrancic is pressing for a starting place after the midfielder came off the bench to score a fine free-kick deep into stoppage time to secure a 2-2 draw against the Owls.

Midfielder Louis Thompson and forward Carlton Morris have stepped up their recoveries following injury lay-offs, so could be in contention.

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