Stoke boss Michael O’Neill sweating on fitness of Josh Tymon and Josh Laurent

Stoke boss Michael O’Neill will make late choices over Josh Tymon and Josh Laurent forward of Wednesday evening’s Sky Bet Championship conflict with Middlesbrough.

Defender Tymon and midfielder Laurent performed by means of Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at Huddersfield with ankle issues and are being assessed.

However, wing-back Harry Clarke may very well be out for as much as six weeks with a stress facture of the shin. The Arsenal loanee has been added to an casualty checklist which already consists of Nick Powell and Harry Souttar, who’re each working their means again from knee accidents.

O’Neill’s squad, nevertheless, has been boosted by the arrival of an eighth summer time signing following the seize on a season-long mortgage deal of Brentford midfielder Tariqe Fosu.

Middlesbrough supervisor Chris Wilder hopes to have midfielder Matt Crooks out there for the journey the the bet365 Stadium.

Crooks missed Sunday’s 2-2 dwelling draw with Sheffield United by means of sickness however is anticipated to journey to the Potteries.

Wilder in any other case has choices to make after changing central defender Dael Fry at half-time towards the Blades to ship on Marc Bola in a tactical change.

West Brom loanee Alex Mowatt and United States worldwide striker Matthew Hoppe have been each handed debuts as late substitutes on the weekend and can hope for additional motion.

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