Stoke will be without Marc Wilson for three months for tomorrow's Barclays Premier League match at Norwich. Andy Wilkinson is expected to fill in at left-back.
Midfielder Glenn Whelan was not deemed fit enough to take part in that match but is now available for selection again having recovered from his hamstring problem, while Potters manager Tony Pulis has indicated winger Matthew Etherington could be line for a return to the first XI.
Provisional squad: Begovic, Sorensen, Huth, Shawcross, Cameron, Upson, Shotton, Whelan, Etherington, Delap, Palacios, Jones, Jerome, Crouch, Walters, Kightly, Whitehead, Adam, Edu, Nzonzi, Owen, Ness, Wilkinson.
With Aston Villa struggling near the relegation zone, Paul Lambert will be desperate for a win against former club Norwich.
Stoke and West Brom both have tough matches against Manchester Utd and champions Manchester City in this weekend's Premier League action.
High-flying West Brom hope to move into the Champions League places as they face bottom club QPR in this weekend's Premier League action.