Saturday afternoon presents the perfect opportunity for Stoke City to continue their surge up the Sky Bet Championship table, with a home clash against struggling Ipswich Town.
The Potters have turned a corner in recent weeks having gone unbeaten in their previous seven league outings, and Gary Rowett’s men have shot up to 12th in the table – seven points off the play-off places.
And, there is no better opportunity for Rowett’s men to secure a crucial three points this weekend, as they prepare to host an Ipswich Town side that have won just one single game all season and find themselves sitting rock bottom of the table.
It could be a potential banana skin for the Potters, however – Tractor Boys boss Paul Lambert returns to Stoke for the first time since his sacking and will be hoping to get revenge on the Staffordshire club with three points.
This is the Championship, of course, so there is no room for complacency – here, we take a look at the Stoke XI that Rowett needs to play against Ipswich on Saturday…