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While Stoke put together an uninspiring second half to last season, there has been little criticism of the club’s business in the transfer market this summer.
Despite there only being four noteworthy arrivals, the signings of Ben Wilmot, Leo Ostigard, Mario Vrancic and Sam Surridge have already made a considerable difference.
Michael O’Neill will not be getting carried away by seven points from three games, the latest haul a result of a 3-1 triumph away at Swansea City in midweek.
That said, there is no reason to think that the Potters cannot emerge as contenders for promotion, particularly with the prospect of more incomings before the end of the month.
The fixture schedule appears kind to Stoke going forward, but O’Neill will stress the need for another three points ahead of the trip to Fulham.
Gaetan Bong will return on the left-hand side of defence after completing his own ban, while youngster Finley Back will likely play on the right.
Cafu, Joao Carvalho and Lyle Taylor are also pushing for opportunities in the Forest XI.
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Stoke City possible starting lineup:
Bursik; Ostigard, Souttar, Wilmot; Smith, Thompson, Allen, Clucas, Tymon; Surridge, Brown
Nottingham Forest possible starting lineup:
Samba; Back, Figueiredo, McKenna, Bong; Zinckernagel, Yates, Cafu, Mighten; Johnson; Taylor