Tony Pulis and Sam Allardyce have seen an upturn in fortunes over the past few weeks and will be looking for their sides to pull further clear of the scrap developing below them. Stoke will be aiming to stretch a four-game unbeaten run and have been boosted by the news that Ricardo Fuller could be set for a place on the bench after scans revealed no fracture to his shoulder. However, Jermaine Pennant and Andy Wilkinson are major doubts for the Potters. Blackburn, who have won only six out of 32 league games on the road under Allardyce, welcome back Jason Roberts and Keith Andrews to the squad for the trip to the Britannia. Oliver Yew

Venue Britannia Stadium, tomorrow 3pm Tickets £20 (0871 663 2008) Last season Stoke 3 Blackburn 0 Referee H Webb

This season's matches 3 Y11, R0, 3.67 cards per game

Odds Stoke 13-10 Blackburn 12-5 Draw 23-10

StokeSubs from Begovic, Wilkinson, Higginbotham, Wilson, Delap, Pennant, Fuller, Gudjohnsen

Doubtful Fuller (shoulder), Pennant (hamstring), Wilkinson (knee)

Injured Sidibe (achilles, Jan)

Suspended None

Form guide WDWLLL

Disciplinary record Y12 R0

Leading scorer Jones 3

BlackburnSubs from Fielding, Brown, Bunn, Benjani, Andrews, Olsson, Chimbonda, Emerton, Roberts, Doran, Hoilett

Doubtful None

Injured Dunn (hamstring, 16 Oct), Grella (hamstring, 16 Oct)

Suspended None

Form guide WDDLLW

Disciplinary record Y8 R0

Leading scorer Kalinic 2

Match pointers• Blackburn have failed to score in their last three league matches against Stoke

• Stoke have failed to score in four of their last six league meetings with Rovers

• 89% of the goals Stoke have conceded in this league season have been netted in the first half, the highest proportion in the division

• Howard Webb has given three reds cards to Blackburn players in the Premier League, more than against any other club

• No Premier League team picked up more points in September than Stoke, seven