Stoke City will be looking to return to winning ways on Saturday afternoon, as they take on Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park.
The Potters have failed to win any of their last five games since beating Rovers 1-0 at the Bet365 Stadium last month, but still have the chance to climb into the play-offs with victory here.
Blackburn meanwhile have won just two of their last nine games in all competitions, meaning this looks to be a big match for teams in respect to their hopes of claiming a play-off place this season.
Perhaps with that in mind, Stoke manager Michael O’Neill has named a side that shows six changes from the one that lost 4-0 to Leicester City in the FA Cup last time out, as James Chester, Nick Powell, Jordan Thompson, Nathan Collins, Rhys Norrington-Davies and Rabbi Matondo – the latter two making their full Stoke debuts – all coming in to the side.
Taking to Twitter to react to their side’s starting lineup, plenty of Stoke fans were keen to give their view on that team news for this match.
Here, we take a look at what some of those supporters had to say.
That front three looks promising
— ollie long (@ollie_long93) January 16, 2021
Clarke should be starting
— Lucas (@lucaswhiston5) January 16, 2021
that’s a good side, let’s have it❗️
— Charlie🥶 (@yCharlie1379) January 16, 2021
Mikel getting in this team over clucas bye
— Jess🤍 (@JessHorn___) January 16, 2021
clucas 🥺🥺🥺 good tho ❤️
— Josh Ryder-Flint (@joshryder_flint) January 16, 2021
no verlinden at all is a joke , mikel and brown starting is a joke ,wtf has cousins done to be dropped
— george (@TyreseSZN26) January 16, 2021
Clarke for brown would have been the perfect line up for me …..but in MON we trust …..big game for brown to prove he is a footballer 👊
— marco (@marco75195385) January 16, 2021