Marc Wilson is on his way back at Stoke City.

The defender was due to play in a friendly against Northampton Town yesterday after recovering from a broken leg.

"He been a big loss for us," No2 Dave Kemp admitted. "He's done brilliantly for us, so much so that he played for Ireland at left-back before his injury.

"That's a measure of how well he's done and what an adaptable and quality player he is."