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4-2-3-1: If Mark Hughes picks this XI, Stoke City will surely annihilate West Brom

It is fair to say that Stoke fans have seen their side experience a wave of inconsistency for the first half of this season.

A current mid-table position highlights the fact that Stoke have not been able to put together a run of results but most disappointingly, the elimination of the FA Cup to a hard working Wolverhampton Wanderers will be the pinnacle of disappointment for our resident Potters in the Transfer Tavern who see that as a real trophy option for the club.

Mark Hughes’ January transfer window endeavours saw him sign Lee Grant permanently from Derby, following his emergency loan move to cover for the injured Jack Butland earlier in the season.

Hughes also oversaw the arrival of former West Brom player, Saido Berahino which then allowed Bojan to complete a loan move to German side, Mainz.

With the troops galvanised for the second half of the season, our landlord believes that the high class potential in the Stoke squad should see them challenge for a position in the top half and if they can stay consistent, there is no reason for the Potters to punch above their weight in the near future.

The last time Stoke met West Brom was at the Bet 365 stadium where a last minute, Solomon Rondon goal cancelled out Joe Allan’s deflected shot meaning the teams had to share the spoils on that occasion.

Mark Hughes and his Stoke side will be looking for all three points on Saturday and here is the XI that will help him do it…..

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