Marco Van Ginkel's star has been fading at the Britannia so Mark Hughes probably won't be fretting that the midfielder isn't eligible to face his parent club Chelsea this weekend.
Marco Van Ginkel will miss Tuesday's Capital One Cup match with Chelsea based on the terms of his loan from Chelsea to Stoke City.
Stoke City had their home opener spoiled late in the day when an 86th minute Liverpool goal broke the stalemate and the Potters suffered a 0-1 loss.
Stoke City have made acquired Chelsea holding midfielder Marco Van Ginkel on loan for the 2015-16 season.
Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel has completed a year-long loan to Italian club AC Milan.
Marco van Ginkel returned to Chelsea's senior squad in their midweek Champions League match after a lengthy injury absence.
Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkle is expected to play for Chelsea's development squad in April but is not expected to feature in the senior squad this season.
Marco van Ginkel's knee injury turned out to be a torn anterior cruciate ligament(ACL) and he will be out for the rest of the season and the World Cup.
Marco Van Ginkel injured his knee after starting Chelsea's Capital One Cup game against Swindon.
Chelsea have rejected a loan bid for midfielder Marco Van Ginkel from Ajax.