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Shaqiri uncertain for Stoke

Xherdan Shaqiri will be touch and go for Stoke City against West Ham United according to manager Mark Hughes as the winger is trying to get back from injury.

The Swiss international was brought off in the first half in the 3-1 win over Swansea City on Monday. Shaqiri has been unable to train all week, and it’s still uncertain if he’ll be able to get back in time for their meeting against West Ham on Saturday at the London Stadium.

“He hasn’t trained all week. He’s got a little bit of damage to the hamstring and at this moment in time he’s struggling to be available,” Hughes said.

“We’ll see how he is today and there may be a slight opportunity. He has to train today [Friday]. If he does that then he might have a chance.

“He’s played with a slight strain before but that was between games from Saturday to Saturday. There’s a couple less days this time so it’s touch and go.”

Hughes confirmed that the team will be without Geoff Cameron who is recovering from a knee injury.

“Geoff’s knee has improved but when you open up the knee joint they seem to improve rapidly – but the last five or 10 per cent is much slower,” Hughes said.

“It’s unlikely he’ll be involved tomorrow – or in international level next week.”

Stoke is on a three-game winning streak, and haven’t lost in their last five league matches. They head into Matchday 11 in 12th place with 12 points.

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