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TL;DR news on Stoke City at February 19, 2023

Stoke vs Brentford team news Thomas Frank will have to check on the fitness of Bryan Mbuemo and Ethan Pinnock after both were forced off during the defeat to Leicester on Sunday. The Wales international has played every minute for club and country since returning from a toe injury at the start of this month that had sidelined him for four consecutive Stoke matches in September. Stoke are currently top of the Championship for big chances missed with 25. Abdallah Sima looks to be out of this encounter with an ankle injury but could make his comeback against Brentford in the Carabao Cup or Cardiff City in the following league game. Subs: Littlewood, Cline, Godden Stoke: Simkim, Udanoh, Laird, Lewis, Griffiths Curl, Cargill, Asplin, Lusakueno, Waldo, Knowles. 7 Vrancic: Positive instinct helped Stoke gain quick yards. With his deal expiring next summer, this is a realistic addition and it could be a smart one for Stoke. Filip Benkovic The Croatian was considering a top talent when he was signed by Leicester City after breaking through at Dinamo Zagreb as a teenager. ALBION loanee Abdallah Sima might have suffered an injury early on in his Stoke City loan, but there is still excitement from the Potters' camp ahead of his return. Sima had just had his breakthrough season in the Czech Republic, scoring 20 goals in 48 appearances for SK Slavia Prague, including a great goal against Leicester City in the Europa League. Speaking to the Argus, football journalist Peter Smith said that the player has been a bit unlucky so far in his Stoke City career. Have your say on Cardiff City's next direction: You can also have your say via our survey here. More info Thank you for subscribing! We have more newsletters Show MeNo thanks, close See our Privacy Notice Stoke City have a Sunday trip to London in December. After three years at the Vitality Stadium he had a two year spell at Stoke City before moving back Down Under in 2020 and having a season with Macarthur. Elsewhere, Brentford lead Stoke by two goals to nil with goals from Sergi Canos and Ivan Toney. Quy was a respected goalkeeper coach at Stoke City for 12 years, working with players including Asmir Begovic, Thomas Sorensen, Jack Butland, Lee Grant and Steve Simonsen. Belles are currently second in the table, two points behind Lincoln City, with Boldmere in third place, three points behind Belles but with a game in hand on the top pair. TV Channels: Viacom18 Network Live Streaming: Voot, JioTV Tags Sports Football Manchester City Liverpool Leicester City West Ham United F.C. TOP STORY: Bayern, Man City in for De Jong Bayern Munich and Manchester City are interested in Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong, according to Calciomercato. Bayern were linked with a move for the midfielder last January, while City have also previously been interested. Recently City winger Raheem Sterling has been rumoured to be ready to make a switch to Barca, which could add some fuel to the fire over De Jong. But, as Man City did in the first few years, the club will have to be realistic over their targets. Football League World claims Borussia Dortmund are ready to reunite Jude Bellingham with his brother, Jobe, as they look to sign him from Birmingham City. The redevelopment of Swift House, next to Stoke Station, will see the site transformed with 180 flats, a hotel, offices and leisure space. White COURTESY BRENTFORD FC Andy Quy, who spent nine season as a coach in the Premier League with Stoke City, has joined Charlotte FC as goalkeepers coach.