Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 4/12/13
Stoke will check on the fitness of midfielder Matthew Etherington and defender Marc Wilson ahead of Sunday's game against Manchester United at the Britannia Stadium. Etherington (back) and Wilson (back/hamstring) were forced off in the out-of-form Potters' loss to Aston Villa last weekend. Midfielder Glenn Whelan has trained this week and is fit to return after a back problem. United will be without Ashley Young for the game after the winger was ruled out for two weeks with an ankle injury sustained against Manchester City. Captain Nemanja Vidic returned to training on Friday after recovering from a calf injury. In addition, Jonny Evans should be available after recovering from the hamstring strain that has kept him out of the last two games. The O's won four of their seven fixtures in the month and lost just once, a 2-1 away defeat to Scunthorpe on March 29. Dean Smith of Walsall and Portsmouth's Guy Whittingham were also in contention for the award but Slade has received re...
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