Stoke City are sweating on the availability of a number of injured players after the Potters flew to sunnier climes ahead of a free weekend.
Phil Bardsley scored his first goal for the Potters sealing their 2-0 Capital One Cup win over Sheffield Wednesday and earning them a spot in the semi-finals.
Online video boxing champions Phil Bardsley again led Stoke City in fantasy production in a week where they didn't produce much in their 1-0 loss to old manager Tony Pulis.
Phil Bardsley rode an assist and a clean sheet to his second strong fantasy performance on the trot.
Stoke City right back Phil Bardsley has been listed as doubtful for the Week 9 clash with Southampton with a back complaint.
Stoke have confirmed the signing of defender Phil Bardsley from Sunderland on a three-year deal.
Phil Bardsley is available for selection after completing his two match ban for receiving 10 yellow cards this season.
Sunderland suffered their fifth straight loss and all but solidified their fate as a relegated club in a 0-1 loss to Everton.
Phil Bardsley received a late yellow card in Sunderland's 2-0 loss to Norwich.
Phil Bardsley has gone from Sunderland goat to star of the Black Cats' stunning Week 11 win over Manchester City.
Sunderland AFC traveled to Liberty Stadium to take on Swansea City and were summarily dismantled by the Swans 4-0, with an own goal from Phil Bardsley the topping on a nightmare of a game.
Sunderland caretaker boss Kevin Ball believes the next Black Cats' manager needs to give Phil Bardsley a clean slate and get the defender playing.
Sunderland have lifted Phil Bardsley's suspension after he apologised for mocking their Premier League defeat by Fulham on social media site Instagram.
Scotland international defender Phil Bardsley has been suspended by Sunderland, reports BBC Newcastle.