Fletcher likely to miss Stoke trip

Steven Fletcher is expected to miss Saturday’s trip to Stoke.

The in-form striker, who has scored five goals in his last six games, was forced off with a groin problem in the second half after earlier netting our opener in the 4-2 win over Blackburn and Steve Bruce says he is unlikely to be fit for the Stoke clash.

That means a possible starting place for Atdhe Nuhiu, who came on for Fletcher against Blackburn and scored within two minutes.

Injured trio Fernando Forestieri, Lucas Joao and Gary Hooper have all been training this week and Bruce says he will continue to monitor their progress to see if any of the three are ready to return to the squad at Stoke.


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