Stoke City take on Ipswich Town in the Championship on Saturday, with the Potters given an excellent opportunity to move up the standings with victory.

Nathan Jones’ side, who have been underwhelming in the second tier this season, will be favourites to defeat their opponents, who look destined to be relegated to League One at the end of the season.

The game will mark Stoke’s first visit to Portman Road since January 2008.

This will be a perfect chance for the Potters to end their goal drought in the Championship, which currently sits at four games.

This will only be the second time that Stoke boss Jones faces off against Ipswich.

The last time came during the 2017/18 campaign when his Luton Town side were beaten 1-0 in the League Cup first round by the Tractor Boys. He will be hoping for better fortunes this time around.

Ipswich have so far been the worst team in the Championship this season, are currently rooted to the bottom of the standings and are nine points adrift of safety.

Stoke are reportedly set to monitor defender Tom Edwards, who was forced off during the draw against Wigan Athletic on Wednesday due to a head injury, according to the BBC. 

Midfielder Charlie Adam is fit again following a calf problem, according to Sky Sports.

The Stoke veteran is unlikely to be rushed back into action as he still needs to get back to full match fitness.

The report added that Sam Clucas should once again feature as a left wing-back while Benik Afobe could be set to retain his place alongside Sam Vokes up front


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