Robert Huth has been something of a forgotten man at Stoke City due to injuries but he is getting closer and faces a fitness check ahead of the Potters' Week 15 match with Arsenal.
Robert Huth is back in training and played a half of a closed-doors friendly this week.
Stoke City will continue to be short-handed in the near term, as both Robert Huth and Andy Wilkinson need a few more weeks before returning to the squad.
Robert Huth was injured last week against Sunderland, and will miss several weeks as he needs surgery on his knee.
Robert Huth's ankle is swollen and he won't be considered for Stoke City's Cup tie against Birmingham City.