John Carver will have four extra options for his starting eleven against Stoke.

While midfielders Siem de Jong and Rolando Aarons are still recovering from thigh and hamstring injuries respectively, three others are now fit enough to start of called upon.

Gabriel Obertan is now fully recovered from his thigh injury, Ryan Taylor is now fit again after his most recent knee problem, while Paul Dummett is back after missing Hull with a hamstring problem.

The fourth to line up as available is Papiss Cisse who made it back just in time for the Hull match last Saturday, though wasn’t ready to start the game after his long journey.

Though he did draw praise from John  Carver after making it back from the African Cup of Nations in time for that game;

“I was so pleased Papiss (Cisse) made such an effort to get back last weekend.

“He had very little sleep but tried everything within his means, it was very very difficult.”

Busting a gut;

“When players go to the African Cup of Nations it is sometimes difficult to get them back.

“That is what I want, people busting a gut to be part of this team – he has trained this week and been good.”

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