Southampton handed boost as Stoke City confirm new injury blow with 8 first-team player now ruled out

The latest Stoke City team news ahead of the Potters’ Championship match against Southampton on Tuesday night.
Stoke City take on Southampton in the Championship tonight, seeking to build on their remarkable comeback win against Bristol City last time out.

With that triumph, Alex Neil removed some of the strain on himself. It was his team’s first win in five league games, but after a terrible start to the season, they remain in 16th position.

Southampton had a rough start as well. Russell Martin’s team had lost four games in a row until winning 3-1 at home to Leeds United last time out.

Stoke City team news

The injuries are already piling up for Neil, who has up to eight first-team players on the sidelines.

In defence, Neil has some selection issues with Lynden Gooch and Michael Rose now joining the likes of Enda Stevens on the sidelines.

Then in attack, Stoke City look set to be without all of Andre VidigalTyrese Campbell, and Ryan Mmaee tomorrow night as well.

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Emre Tezgel and Lewis Baker remain longer-term absentees for Stoke.

Summer signing Wouter Burger though is available after a hamstring injury, reports StokeonTrent Live.

Return dates?

Both Gooch and Rose sustained their injuries in the last outing vs Bristol City and little is known about their situation yet, though is certainly seems like both are set for at least a brief spell on the sidelines.

Neil previously said that the likes of Stevens and Vidigal are getting closer to a full return to action, though Mmaee and Campbell remain medium-term absentees for the Potters.

Needless to say, pressure remains on Neil to get this Stoke City pushing for the top six after a busy summer in the transfer window.

But his side got a good result last time out. Confidence will have been given a boost by their performance at Ashton Gate and against an inconsistent Southampton side, and back at the bet365 Stadium, Stoke have another chance for three points.

Kick off is at 8pm tonight.

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