Stoke will hope to draw a line under the Nathan Jones era as they host West Brom on Monday.
Preston have reported Stoke to the English Football League over an alleged illegal approach for their manager Alex Neil.
Stoke have sacked manager Nathan Jones after only 10 months in the role.
Garry Monk insisted he would be paying little attention to Sheffield Wednesday’s lofty league position after the Owls climbed to third in the Sky Bet Championship with a 1-0 win over Stoke.
Relieved Stoke manager Nathan Jones believes he might just have found the formula to haul his struggling side away from the wrong end of the Championship table.
Scott Hogan is primed to play a part for the Republic of Ireland in Georgia after fulfilling a remarkable promise to score a winner for his club if he was brought in from the cold.
Nathan Jones believes he can spearhead a Stoke revival after Scott Hogan’s 90th-minute goal ended their winless start to the season at Swansea.
What the papers say Unai Emery has not ruled out cutting Mesut Ozil from Arsenal’s squad in January, according to The Sun. When pressed on whether the German, 30, could leave during the transfer window, the Gunners’ boss said: “He’s our player now.” Ozil is the club’s highest-paid player, earning £350,000 per week – but appears to have failed to gel with Emery in recent times and has not been favoured on the pitch.
Leaders Swansea have Jake Bidwell available as Stoke’s visit to the Liberty Stadium pits top against bottom in the Sky Bet Championship.
Gutted Stoke boss Nathan Jones admitted he is resigned to losing his job after his struggling side were beaten 1-0 by fellow strugglers Huddersfield.