Stoke's new big money signing ready to face Spurs

SoccerBy Shuki Byrne
Former Inter man Xherdan Shaqiri has declared himself fit
Former Inter man Xherdan Shaqiri has declared himself fit

New Stoke signing Xherdan Shaqiri has declared himself fit and ready to make his debut from the start of Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash with Tottenham at White Hart Lane.

Potters boss Mark Hughes will make a decision on winger Shaqiri's involvement in the knowledge he is likely to have forward Marko Arnautovic back available as well as defender Marc Wilson, after the pair missed last Sunday's home loss to Liverpool due to thigh and ankle problems respectively.

Two other Stoke forwards will definitely not feature in Peter Odemwingie (hamstring) and Bojan Krkic, who is still not quite ready to make his first-team return after his long-term knee injury, while skipper Ryan Shawcross faces between two and three months on the sidelines following back surgery.

Provisional squad: Butland, Given, Muniesa, Wilson, Wollscheid, Bardsley, Pieters, Johnson, Cameron, Whelan, Van Ginkel, Ireland, Adam, Sidwell, Arnautovic, Afellay, Shaqiri, Walters, Diouf, Crouch, Joselu.