Butland back for the weekend?

Stoke City keeper Jack Butland could be in the frame for a return to action this weekend.

After recovering from a fractured ankle last season he was on course for a first-team return against Middlesbrough last weekend, but the 23-year-old was then ruled out after jarring the same ankle in training on Friday.

We're told there is a chance he could be back in time for Saturday's first home game of the season, depending on how he improves over this week.




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