Potters aim to rediscover form

Maccabi Tel Aviv v Stoke City
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Stoke City aim to recover from successive home defeats when they travel to Maccabi Tel Aviv tonight. Losses against Liverpool and Newcastle United in the last eight days ended the club's proud record at the Britannia but tonight's trip to Israel offers Tony Pulis's side the opportunity to return to form before Sunday's league trip to Bolton Wanderers.

Danny Higginbotham could make a first appearance after seven months out with a knee injury, although Ryan Shawcross and Marc Wilson are injured, Cameron Jerome suspended and Jonathan Woodgate ineligible. "Everybody who's got a pair of boots comes into my thoughts," Pulis said.