Upson set for Swiss role
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Stoke defender Matthew Upson is in line to make his debut in Thursday's Europa League play-off first leg against FC Thun in Switzerland.
The former West Ham centre-back only joined the Potters last week but with fellow new signing Jonathan Woodgate to be rested the England international is set to play.
Winger Matt Etherington will play no part after injuring his shoulder against Chelsea at the weekend while Rory Delap (hamstring) and Jermaine Pennant (thigh) may also not be risked as manager Tony Pulis makes changes.